Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity and development trust working locally to combat the climate emergency, tackle fuel poverty and food insecurity and meet the needs and goals of local people. Their City & Guilds Energy Awareness 6281-01 trained energy advisors have been giving advice to people in fuel poverty since 2012 and they are an accredited level 3 provider of fuel debt advice under the Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers.
The Fuelling Fifers project provides an energy advice service to the most vulnerable and fuel-poor households in South, Mid and West Fife, helping them stay warm affordably and access financial support. It allows Greener Kirkcaldy to address the increase in demand for their support and tackle the effects of the energy and cost of living crisis holistically, addressing energy efficiency, behaviour change, income maximisation, fuel debt, tariffs and referring on to further financial assistance and additional services. It focuses on working with households who are most vulnerable to the impacts of fuel poverty, especially older people, people on low incomes and people with disabilities or long-term health issues, and allows us to help people we don’t currently have capacity to support.
The project delivers in-depth, one-to-one support through telephone advice and home visits, as well as programme of outreach work, events and training to reach households who will most benefit from the project.