Changeworks’ Highland Affordable Warmth project has been shortlisted to receive funding for the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund. 

The Highland Affordable Warmth project will tackle fuel poverty and help people to keep warm and well in their homes. The RBS funding will enable us to employ an advisor to provide much needed support to Inner Moray Firth communities. Young families, the disabled and elderly will be empowered – through workshops, advice surgeries and home-visits – to learn skills and strategies to better manage their heating and electricity costs, find the best tariff, and access grants and discounts to keep warm and well at home. 

Sam Mills, Head of Projects, said, “In the Highlands of Scotland 56% of people, and 74% of older people, struggle keeping their homes affordably warm: higher than anywhere else in Britain. Many people cut back on essentials (heat or eat), get into significant debt with their supplier, or live in cold, damp homes with long-lasting health impacts. This is a huge problem, but RBS funding can help us to tackle it. Please take a minute to vote for the Highland Affordable Warmth project and help it gt selected. Voting is open for two weeks until 10 November. It really will make a difference.”