Three areas of Glasgow are in line for funding to help them tackle energy bills.

The city will see 1500 city tenants set for a boost to help them tackle sky-high bills during the cost-of-living crisis.

The trio have secured funding of over £42,000 for a range of energy efficiency help to assist people with winter heating costs.

Hawthorn Housing Co-operative, Molendinar Park Housing Association and Cadder Housing Association have teamed up with the Home Energy Advice Team from social enterprise organisation The Wise Group.

Hawthorn operates in Possilpark, Cadder near Maryhill and Molendinar Park in the east end including Bridgeton and Dalmarnock.

The six month project began on October 1 and runs till the end of March.

The funding has come from the Scottish Government’s “Social Housing Fuel Support Fund” administered by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.

All three described the funding as a “game changer” which would ”turbo charge” their existing help for tenants.

A spokesperson for the housing providers said: “We are delighted to have secured this funding which allows us to work with the Wise Group and benefit from its expertise in tackling fuel poverty.

"It couldn’t have come at a better time with the onset of winter and what looks like another difficult period for people facing the prospect of expensive fuel bills.

“Crucially, the help on offer will complement our existing welfare benefits and help we offer tenants to help create general financial wellbeing.”

The three organisations expect the total number of people to benefit will be in the region of 1550.

It will focus specifically on: Advice on the use of heating systems and appliances, negotiating with energy suppliers such as repayment plans, resolving billing issues, and maximising income and obtaining money which tenants are entirely entitled to.

The spokesperson added: “This is a major step forward in the help we can provide and fits well with our ethos of fighting poverty and helping people keep their tenancies.”