Argyll & Bute secures funding to address fuel poverty

Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) has secured £15.6mn of funding to address fuel poverty and energy efficiency across the region, it was announced on 9 May.

The breakdown of funding is as follows:

  • £5.1mn through the Warm Homes Fund for a scheme to address fuel poverty
  • £5.6mn of ACHA’s own resources
  • £4.2mn of Renewable Heat Incentive funding, and
  • £754,000 of Energy Company Obligation funding from SSE for the installation of over 1,000 air source heat pumps for selected households classified as fuel poor.

Fuel poverty is particularly significant in Argyll & Bute, with some 45% of households classified as fuel poor.

ACHA Chief Executive Alastair MacGregor said: “The installation of air source heat pumps will bring practical benefits to our tenants as well as reducing our area’s carbon footprint.”

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