Npower Health Through Warmth Hardship Fund 50:50 Match Funding almost spent
The npower Health Through Warmth Hardship Fund generously awarded FILT an extra £75,000 in late 2014, in addition to other HTW funding that FILT already manages. This was utilised through a 50:50 match funding project whereby local authorities agreed to match FILT funding for new boilers for those in need.
FILT invited Home Improvement Agencies to apply for funding and five were chosen. Where there was a need for a new boiler (estimated at approximately £1500) for a vulnerable client the agency could use £750 of FILT funding, £750 of local authority money, and then if needed could utilise other FILT funds (such as Gas Safe and SSE funding) to top-up.
This project has proved very successful as the five agencies chosen had not previously applied to the npower Health Through Warmth Hardship Fund.
In total 107 cases have been completed and the successful scheme is now reaching its end. FILT are keen to speak to possible funders for similar future projects.