Barrhill Community Energy Grants (formerly Winter Fuel)
|Up to £475
About this fund
The Community Energy grants (formerly Winter Fuel) are provided by Barrhill Community Interest Company using funds from the Kilgallioch Community Benefit Company and ScottishPower Renewables Mark Hill wind farm.
Grants of £475 per eligible household in the Barrhill Community Council area are available now until 31st March 2024.
Purpose of this fund
Barrhill is entirely off mains gas grid and 77% of the houses in the area are in EPC bands E-G, so this fund aims to provide winter fuel grants to all eligible households in the Barrhill Community Council area in order to alleviate the cost pressures associated with higher-cost fuel types and harder to heat homes.
Who can apply?
The Winter Fuel grant is available to all eligible households in the Barrhill Community Council area, where the Barrhill property is the main permanent residence of the individual applying. One application can be made per eligible household.
What can’t be funded?
- Properties which are wholly commercial
- Second homes
- Holiday lets
How are decisions made?
The Winter Fuel grants are awarded based on meeting the eligibility criteria. Foundation Scotland processes these grants on behalf of the Barrhill Community Interest Company.
How to apply
People who applied last year and provided an email address will have been contacted directly. If you didn't receive an email, to apply, you will need to:
- Complete an online application form
- Provide a copy of this year's Council Tax Notice
- Provide a copy of a recent bank statement in the same name and address. Payments will be made directly to you by BACS.
Please note you can cross out/redact all of the personal financial information from the bank statement - we don't need to see this, we just need the sort codes and account details and address to cross-reference.
If you know anyone in the community who needs a hard copy form, these can be printed here.