Crisis Fuel Payments Project

Project Summary:

The project aims to help people at the point of crisis by providing £30 worth of electricity (tokens) to each person referred to Dundee Energy Efficiency Advice Project by the local social work team as a result of self disconnection. These clients are usually young families with children who have no money to feed their prepayment meter and who have already exhausted their emergency supply. As part of the project, and to prevent reoccurrence, each client will have to agree to a home visit where low energy light bulbs will be distributed, where they will be given advice on saving money and energy in the home as well as a benefits health check.

Expected Number of Households: 130

Trustees Meeting: March 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £2,900.00

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