Funding issued to help insulate Glasgow’s housing

OVER six million pounds has been awarded to Glasgow’s local authority, primarily to help it insulate the city’s housing stock.

The £6,212,342 funding has been provided by the Scottish Government to upgrade the city’s housing stock, tackle fuel poverty, reduce carbon emissions and support the local economy and sustainable local economic development.

Says a city council announcement (here): “The 2018 Scottish House Condition survey estimated that around 25 per cent of Glasgow’s households were ‘fuel-poor’ (spending more than ten per cent of their disposable household income on fuel costs).

“Tackling fuel poverty is – alongside energy efficiency and measures to mitigate against climate change – a key priority of the council under [its] Affordable Warmth programme.  

“The programme sees the council working in partnership with owner-occupiers, private landlords and housing associations to deliver energy-efficiency measures in homes with funding coming from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Programme: Area Based Schemes (EES:ABS), Energy Company Obligation funding from energy suppliers, and the owner-occupiers and private landlords. This is a voluntary programme with owners opting in to participate.”

The announcement adds: “The programme delivers insulation measures – mostly external wall insulation – to bring lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions. The latest funding is for the 2021/22 financial year.”

Pictured: Wellhouse district, to the east of Glasgow city centre

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council