News and Events
At South Seeds we have a lot going on – from exciting events to engage the community, new developments within our organisation and good old fashioned hard work to get the gardens growing well. Keep up to date by visiting this page for our latest news, events and opportunities.
Could you be eligible for the Warm Home Discount?
The Warm Home Discount is an annual payment of £140 that many energy companies pay to eligible customers to help offset increased fuel costs over Winter.
How we work in residents’ homes
At South Seeds we have conducted hundreds of home energy audits to support residents to reduce their energy bills and stay warm in their homes. We regard it as a privilege to be let in to residents’ homes and we take that responsibility seriously. This is how our staff arrange and carry out home visits.
Working in collaboration with local organisations
Simona was referred to South Seeds by Katarina, the community support officer at Govanhill Housing Association. Simona, her partner and their three young children were living in a privately rented flat that was bought by Govanhill Housing Association as part of an area improvement scheme.
Everything you need to know about prepayment meters
How can you get a prepayment meter installed and how can you get rid of one? What are the benefits and what are the disadvantages? What do all the different screens and codes mean?
What is an energy audit?
An energy audit takes 40 minutes and it happens in your home. Our energy officer will look at how electricity and/or gas is used in your home and how you can save energy and save money.
Whole flat feels warm instead of one room
Robert, who lives just round the corner from South Seeds new office on Victoria Road, first engaged with South Seeds after seeing the new shop front and promotional A-board. He lives in a privately rented, sandstone Victorian tenement, which at the time of his initial engagement had single glazed windows and no central heating system.
We can cut the grass of a standard size tenement backcourt for £24. If you are looking for something cheaper, why not rent out manual lawn mower for £10 per day.
Recruiting for an energy officer
We are looking for someone who understands how energy works in the home and has a good manner with people, to join our team as a part time energy officer.