Around 3000 households in East Dunbartonshire could be eligible for heating assistance from their energy supplier.
The findings from Home Heat Helpline show that a total of 3.6 million households across Great Britain qualify for help and that six per cent of homes locally are entitled to relief from energy companies this year.
Households that qualify include low income pensioners, disadvantaged families with children or those with a disability.
East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson said: “Forecasters are predicting a cold winter ahead, and many people who are elderly or on low incomes may not know where to turn for help and advice on keeping their homes warm.
“The best way for local people to prepare is to act now, and call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 to see if they’re eligible for assistance.”