Winter fuel funding

Housing associations and councils in Aberdeenshire will be given a share of a �9 million national fund to help improve the housing of those most in need.

Housing associations and councils in Aberdeenshire will be given a share of a �9 million national fund to help improve the housing of those most in need.

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Families across Aberdeenshire are set to benefit from £312,000 of additional funding to keep their homes warm this winter, the Scottish Government has announced.

Housing associations and councils in Aberdeenshire will be given a share of a £9 million national fund to help improve the housing of those most in need, and help to ensure that social housing meets energy efficiency standards – making it easier for tenants across Aberdeenshire to heat their homes.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns Mairi Evans said: “The Scottish Government has made tackling fuel poverty a priority – and this funding for Aberdeenshire is further evidence of that. The £312,000 that has been dedicated to Aberdeenshire will go some way to helping Aberdeenshire Council and housing associations tackle fuel poverty and ensure that some of the most vulnerable households in Aberdeenshire are able to heat their homes. The Scottish Government is dedicating half a billion pounds to tackle fuel poverty.”

She added: “This will make it easier and cheaper for tenants to heat their homes.

“It is vital that we continue this action and target it in a way that makes a difference to those who need it most across Aberdeenshire.”