Challenging weather, poor energy efficiency in the home and reduced heating options, especially in rural areas, can make fuel bills unaffordable, resulting in fuel poverty. In an effort to address aspects of fuel poverty, Kirkcowan Community Development Trust launched a scheme that offers permanent householders in the  Kirkcowan Community Council area a Winter Fuel Allowance.

The Trust has decided to continue the Winter Fuel Allowance Scheme this year, with its decision supported by the findings of the community survey that led to the production of the  Kirkcowan Community Action Plan 2020-2025.

If you live in a permanent household within the Kirkcowan Community Council area and you need a bit of extra support to heat your home during the winter months, you are eligible to apply for a payment from the scheme.

In consultation with Scottish Power Renewables, this year’s payment will be £200.

Every household in the Kirkcowan Community Council area has been sent an application form for the Winter Fuel Allowance. Please return your completed form to Nicki Chadwick, Machars Action, 26, South Main Street, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9EH by 30th November 2023.

KCDT Winter Fuel Allowance form 2023 to 2024