If you are struggling with the cost of living, particularly the cost of heating your home, then some local authorities have funds specifically designed to help lighten the load.
Here is a list of those we have come across so far. If your local authority isn’t listed below then it is worth getting in touch with them to see if a similar fund exists in your area.
£49 energy top up voucher
£150 one-off payment for those not entitled to any other help
One-off payment for those spending more than 10% of their total household income on energy costs or are at risk of disconnection
Perth & Kinross
For low income households struggling financially due to the current cost of living crisis
£150 payment to assist with fuel costs. Currently closed, though may reopen in the future.
Argyll & Bute
Flexible Food Fund
Highland (Inverness only)
One-off payment for those on low incomes. Closes on 28 February.
Scottish Government’s Home Heating Support Fund