We wrote to ALL tenants on 22 March 2021 to report the following:
As the result of a £2million grant awarded to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations by the Scottish Government, West Granton Housing Co-operative secured funding that will provide £30.00 to each of our tenancy properties. i.e. your WGHC address (each property receives £30.00 irrespective of whether a sole or joint tenant).
The grant stipulated that this should be used for the purchase of, or payment toward, Gas or Electricity. As this was a grant, we were obliged to prove that the funding had been correctly, fairly and accurately awarded.
Between the end of March 2021 and the end of May 2021, we have been able to provide payment directly to the bank account details of 203 of our tenants, with a further 57 tenants electing to receive the money in cash directly. This is fantastic and has provided some help to many of our tenants who needed a little boost during the pandemic. However, this means that 111 of our tenants have not responded to the offer and are yet to receive the payment.
Because there were stringent measures put in place by the funders of the grant, we are obliged to return any unused funds. Therefore, by virtue of this post and via a notification that will be published in our summer newsletter, the CLOSING DATE for applications to receive the £30.00 will be set at 30 June 2021.
Any applications received after this date will not be paid and any monies left from the grant will be returned to the funders as per the arrangement when the funds were secured.
If you wish to claim the £30.00 before the deadline expires, you need to do one of the following:
- provide your name, your tenant reference number, bank name, bank sort code and bank account number that is registered to your address and we will credit £30.00 to that account.
If you wish to have the money paid directly into your bank, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “£30.00 SHFSF” and provide the details as requested above.
- Attend our office bringing proof of tenancy (Council tax statement, utility bill, tenancy agreement, TV licence, addressed bank statement etc.) and sign for receipt of the £30.00 confirming it will be used for the purchase of, or payment toward, Gas or Electricity.
The clock is ticking……………..