As a member of the Development Trusts Association (DTAS) Scotland, Udny Community Trust have joined the DTAS Oil Buying Scheme. This is open to anyone to use. It is essentially an online buying system for heating oil.
Rather than paying advertisers to generate orders a small amount of income is paid to us for each order from our area. All orders must be placed online but the team in the UCTC office are happy to help with this for any households that have never done it before. You can get in touch with us and come into the office to have a look at what is involved.
The DTAS scheme works with the smaller local suppliers and can achieve the same prices as other online buying sites – with the added bonus of supporting your local Community Trust and using smaller local businesses.
Anyone who took an interest in the possibility of setting up a volunteer led oil buying club will also remember that we can put them in touch with North East Scotland Credit Union for help with saving and budgeting for the cost of heating oil.
You can find more information, direct from Development Trusts Association Scotland, and a link to their site below.
DTAS Oil Buying is an innovative and new oil buying service which can provide the following:
A better deal and service for individual customers (households, communities, voluntary organisations and local businesses).
An opportunity for individual development trusts to generate an income as a proportion of every order placed is reinvested back into the community.
A way for development trusts to develop a local oil buying initiative without a heavy administrative burden.