Eileanan Blath - meaning Warm Isles (Islands)

Project Summary:

The aim of the project is to improve the insulation levels of properties that fall outwith the current insulation grant schemes where the residents are at the greatest risk of living in fuel poverty. The project is located in the Western Isles, where poor weather and the high use of heating systems contribute to the high cost of heating homes. The project focuses in particular on the disabled, elderly and vulnerable, who have old heating systems in their homes and have limited pensions or incomes. The funding will pay for the measures and staffing costs and is expected to assist 90 households out of fuel poverty by offering a tailored package of insulation and a home visit offering energy efficiency advice (a service not currently available in the Western Isles).

Expected Number of Individuals: 200

Expected Number of Households: 90

Trustees Meeting: 06 October 2006

Funding Amount Approved: £75,000

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