In the Caithness area a fifth of the population (5k) are estimated to be fuel poor. The Caithness Energy Advice Project aims to reduce this number by carrying out energy surveys for vulnerable households. Once the survey is complete they provide advice on energy tariffs, energy efficiency measures and grants available, and refer customers to the relevant agency to maximise income. In addition the project provides volunteering opportunities thereby providing work experience to help individuals back into work. Research is also undertaken with the aim of improving housing design. Funding will provide a new full-time or 2 part-time posts and pay for 8 hours of an existing Administration post.
Expected Number of Individuals : 2000
Expected Number of Households : 690
Trustees Meetings : 07/06/2007
Funding Amount Approved : 89126