The funding from the HIE 12 month graduate placement has come to and end and FDT are no longer offering home visits and consultations for Home Energy Advice. We would like to thank all in the community who got in touch with our graduate (Finlay) and helped make the project a success. The project has achieved a lot during the Graduates time at FDT and you can read more about it in our final report here. Finlay made over 150 engagements with the community which has resulted in many insulation instalments, funding referrals, renewable heating and energy surveys and new energy saving practices adopted.
During 2021, Finlay was engaging the community to help support community members out of fuel poverty, increase household’s energy efficiency, and increase awareness of the environmental impacts of their home energy use. The Graduate offered home visits, phone consultations and attended community events to provide advice and refer people onto the relevant programmes. Read the research report here which was produced by Finlay before the project launched.
This project worked collaboratively with REAP in combatting fuel poverty in Finderne using their experience and knowledge in energy debt advice. The project also worked in partnership with Home Energy Scotland (HES) who offer a wide range of grants and loans to households who are keen to improve their home energy efficiency and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. You can still benefit from their services, get in touch with REAP and HES here.
Although FDT are no longer offering home visits and consultations, we still have our online resources under the Home Energy Efficiency Information tabs on our website to help you access the support and information you may need.