Farm charity urges residents of Caithness and Sutherland to apply for ‘heating aid’

Chris McVey, RSABI Wellness Manager.

Scottish farming charity, RSABI, reminds Highland residents worried about rising energy bills that they may be eligible for ‘Help for Heating’ grants.

Following this week’s announcement confirming an increase in the energy price cap from April, the Scottish agricultural charity is urging those concerned about rising energy costs to get in touch.

RSABI, the charity that supports those involved in Scottish farming, has provided grants of around £20,000 since April 2021 to people across the country struggling to heat their homes.

With many worried about reports of rising energy prices in the coming months, RSABI’s wellbeing manager Chris McVey is keen to raise awareness of the heating assistance on offer by RSABI.

“Many people in the farming community are expected to face significant increases in their energy costs from April and we know there is real concern,” McVey said.

“Older rural properties can often be more difficult to heat than more modern homes, with stone walls and single-glazed windows,” he added.

Typically, RSABI offers grants worth around £300 to help eligible people pay for heating.

“If you’re worried about how you’ll handle rising energy bills, or if you’re already struggling to stay warm in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us,” McVey added.

“All assistance is provided in confidence, and in addition to financial assistance, we can help you in other ways, such as putting you in touch with other organizations who can help you take action. ‘energetic efficiency.”

To find out more about RSABI’s heating aid grants, call 0300 111 4166 – the helpline is open daily from 7am to 11pm – or email [email protected] .

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