Scot-Govt. hands over £4.5m to help cut fuel poverty for social tenants


Margaret Burgess, MSP, Scotland's Housing Minister
Margaret Burgess, MSP, Scotland’s Housing Minister

More than 1,600 homes in the social rented sector will be fitted with measures to make them warmer and cheaper to heat, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess will confirm later this morning (30 September 2014).

Speaking ahead of today’s debate in Holyrood – which will highlight the Scottish Government’s commitment to delivering affordable housing – Mrs Burgess revealed the allocation of the £4.5 million Green Homes Cashback Scheme.

The scheme will provide funding to 24 registered social landlords and local authorities towards the cost of fitting energy efficiency measures in their properties across Scotland.

Mrs Burgess said: “It is scandalous that fuel poverty exists in an energy rich country like Scotland, that’s why this Government has spent almost a quarter of a billion pounds over a three year period on energy efficiency measures.

“Through the Green Homes Cashback Scheme we are helping social landlords and councils upgrade their properties with energy efficiency measures, which will in turn will save residents’ money on fuel bills and cut emissions.

“In fact we have boosted housing supply budgets by investing £1.7 billion in affordable housing over the lifetime of this Parliament. Through our partners in councils and housing associations, we have now delivered more than 21,000 affordable homes and are two-thirds of the way towards our target of 30,000.

Who gets what


Name of Organisation Number of Properties Value of Grant
Hillcrest Housing Association 139 £ 249,995.67
Albyn Housing Society 25 £ 61,524.25
River Clyde Homes 18 £ 62,915.76
Aberdeenshire Council 71 £ 248,500.00
Kingdom Housing Association 35 £ 131,250.00
Fairfield Housing Cooperative 66 £ 248,596.92
Angus Housing Association 35 £ 145,977.30
North Glasgow Housing Association (NG Homes) 62 £ 181,400.00
Paisley South Housing Association 56 £ 249,999.68
Dunedin Canmore Housing 174 £ 227,460.00
Lochaber Housing Association 7 £ 37,810.08
Scottish Borders Housing Association 50 £ 250,000.00
Berwickshire Housing Association 250 £ 250,000.00
Stirling Council (Housing Services) 42 £ 249,984.00
Fife Housing Association Ltd 290 £ 250,000.30
South Lanarkshire Council 36 £ 249,999.00
Grampian Housing Association 61 £ 183,000.00
Wishaw & District Housing Association 18 £ 51,721.56
Renfrewshire Council 9 £ 31,249.00
Abertay Housing Association 65 £ 249,990.00
Blackwood Housing 36 £ 249,999.84
Cube Housing Association 72 £ 249,984.00
Argyll Community Housing Association 30 £ 195,000.00
Cairn Housing Association 30 £ 249,999.90
TOTALS 1,677 £4,556,357.26

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