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Filling the energy gap - Ormlie Community Association

1st June 2013

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Fill the Gap

Ormlie Community Association Ltd sought to tackle fuel poverty through its Caithness Energy Advice offshoot. Following a successful pilot and the purchase of a thermal imaging camera, in 2008 the Association launched Fill the Gap with support from
LEADER.

Funding allowed the thermal imaging and energy advisory service to be extended to the The Highland Council and housing association properties throughout Caithness and North Sutherland.

The LEADER grant also supported the training of unemployed people and volunteers in thermography, energy awareness and performance. Individual households benefitted by energy audits and practical information on how to reduce energy costs and tackle fuel debt. Awareness raising events were targeted at primary schools, tradesmen and the public.

The three year project proved so successful that Pentland Housing took over its management to ensure a continuing service.

We could not have asked for a better outcome.

LEADER contribution: 48,371 (36%) towards total project costs of 135,453

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Energy-wise kids

For more information on Highland LEADER, see www.highlandleader.com
To request a copy of the new Revitalising Communities in the Highlands booklet please contact Planning and Development Service, The Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.

Ormlie Energy Advice changed to Pentland Energy Advice and their web site is -
www.pentlandenergy.co.uk/

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