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Farming charity offers ‘Help for Heating’

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By Fiona Reid
Farming charity offers ‘Help for Heating’

SCOTTISH agricultural charity, RSABI, is reminding people worried about increasing energy bills that they may be eligible for “Help for Heating” grants.

Since April 2021 they have given grants of around £20,000 to people across the country struggling to heat their homes.

Welfare manager Chris McVey is keen to raise awareness of the heating support RSABI is offering and said: “Many people in the agricultural community are set to face significant increases in their energy costs from April and we know there is real concern.

“Older rural properties can often be harder to heat compared with more modern homes, with stone walls and single glazed windows.”

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

Chris, pictured, added: “If you’re worried about how you’re going to manage increasing energy bills or are already struggling to stay warm in your home please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“All support is provided in complete confidence, and as well as financial assistance there may be other ways we can help – for example by putting you in touch with other organisations who can assist with energy efficiency measures.”

n To find out more about call 0300 111 4166 or email [email protected].

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