Derbyshire Oil Buying Scheme

Good news for people on oil

Rural Action Derbyshire is operating an Oil Buying scheme to help reduce the heating costs of people who rely on kerosene to heat their homes. 

There are communities across the whole of Derbyshire which are off the gas grid and the majority will use Kerosene to heat their homes.  The cost of Kerosene is very volatile and has been rising steeply over the past few years and contributing to rising fuel poverty particularly (but not exclusively) in rural areas.  The oil buying scheme uses the power of collective purchasing to achieve lower prices for everyone. 

The Oil buying scheme is open to anyone in Derby and Derbyshire, to domestic users, community groups and businesses.  There is a membership charge ranging from £20 pa. for domestic users to £100 p.a. for businesses.

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Set up in October 2011 the scheme has been growing steadily and is working with similar schemes in neighbouring counties.   This increases the purchasing power of the scheme and help drive down costs.

At the moment the scheme has funding from the Department of Health  which means Rural Action Derbyshire can offer one years FREE scheme membership to a limited number of people who because of health or age particularly need to keep warm.  So for example older people, disabled people, families with young children, people in fuel poverty, people with some health problems.   The full list of people who qualify is available from Rural Action Derbyshire.

The Derbyshire Oil Buying Scheme is run by Rural Action Derbyshire, a long established Derbyshire charity.   Rural Action Derbyshire works to support rural community development,  address rural disadvantage and to improve access to services for people in rural communities.



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Tel: Rural Action Derbyshire: Tel 01629 824797 Mobile 07903876811
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