MSP WELCOMES £1,075,850 FUNDING TO TACKLE FUEL POVERTY

Bruce Crawford MSP for Stirling Constituency has welcomed the news that projects across the Constituency are to receive a total of £1,075,850 from the Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Pathfinder Fund.

Homes and businesses across 11 local authority areas will be warmer and cheaper to heat thanks to over £9 million of Scottish Government funding. Councils, including Stirling, have been awarded the funding to pilot new and innovative approaches to drive down energy bills and tackle climate change.

Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) Pathfinder Fund is being directed at businesses, community groups and individuals working and living in areas with particularly high levels of fuel poverty.
Across the Stirling the money will go towards the installation of external wall insulation in commercial units and in the library in Bannockburn, the installation of a biomass boiler in the church hall and chapel house in Bannockburn and towards a range of measures installed in buildings in Deanston and Fintry.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford MSP said;

“Since 2008 over one million energy efficiency measures have been installed in almost one million households across Scotland which has helped make homes warmer and easier to heat.

“These SEEP pilot projects will build on existing Scottish Government support for households and also improve the energy efficiency of community centres, charities, businesses and commercial properties.”