Dumfries and Galloway Council have allocated £200,000,00 to deliver our new Emergency Energy Payment Assistance Programme for Vulnerable and Older People throughout our Region.

This Programme offers help to older and vulnerable people within our Region who may be struggling to cover the costs of their Home Energy Payments. We are completing this Project in conjunction with all of our following Project Partners and we can offer up to three separate payments of up to £49 each time you need assistance.

Anyone who is in receipt of at least one form of benefit payment can access this support through our project partners who are all detailed below.

Please check through our below list of project partners before calling any of the organisations to make sure that you are calling the correct one for you (e.g. if you are a Loreburn Tenant, you would phone Loreburn etc and if you are a Private Rented Sector Tenant, you should call DAGCAS):

Private Rented Sector Tenants
Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Advice Service
Tel: 0300 303 4321

DGHP / The Wheatley Group Tenants
Lemon Aid Fuel Poverty Project
Tel: Freephone 0800 221 8089

Loreburn Housing Association Tenants
Loreburn Housing Association
Tel: 01387 321 300

Home Group Housing Tenants
Home Group Tenants
Tel: 0345 141 4663

Irvine Housing Association Tenants
Tel: 0345 111 0000

Cunningham Housing Association Tenants
Lemonaid Fuel Poverty Project
Tel: 0800 221 8089

For further information on this project, please contact our Poverty and Inequalities Team on either challenge.poverty@dumgal.gov.uk or by phone on 0791 743 2059.

Emergency Energy Payment Assistance Programme for Vulnerable & Older People.