Falkirk Council

Project Summary:

Project Bright Spark aims to help 18-21 year old adults who have just left care, lone parent and young families dependent on state benefits in the Falkirk Council area by providing crisis funding and access to Benefit Health Checks, energy efficiency advice and measures. Clients will access these benefits by self referral to Social work offices through the winter months when they have requested financial assistance directly associated with experiencing the effects of fuel poverty i.e. when they have used all their emergency credit. The funding requested from the Trust will fund the £30 crisis payment and a home visit by staff from the Strathclyde and Central Energy Efficiency Advice Centre and the associated administration costs. Funding for Energy efficiency measures and benefit health checks are being provided by other organisations.

Expected Number of Individuals: 100

Expected Number of Households: 100

Trustees Meeting: September 2007

Funding Amount Approved: £10,230

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