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Since it started (2020) 6,435 payments have been made in Orkney amounting to £793,765.
THAW Orkney is one of several organisation awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s new Accessible Advice Fund.
100,000 (10%) of pensioners in Scotland live in Absolute Poverty. 150,000 (15%) live in relative poverty.
Household energy suppliers could rack up profits of £1.74 billion over the next 12 months from all of our energy bills. That’s the findings of a new report from the Warm This Winter coalition and Future Energy Associates – Tariff Watch.
Up to £200,000 is available to partnerships supporting people struggling with the Cost of Living. Organisations including community food initiatives, local authority teams, and money advice services are able to apply for the Scottish Government funding.
“This funding will allow for the continuation of past measures made possible by the Fund such as electricity vouchers, provision of meals and supporting local food initiatives.” Councillor Maureen Chalmers, COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson