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Footprint Trust launches £500,000 Appeal

To mark the formal presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, The Footprint Trust charity launched a £500,000 appeal to fund its work over the next 5 years.

The Trust is appealing to many people who have stopped supporting national charities following revelations of obscenely high salaries.

The charity runs a number of projects on the Isle of Wight including; Warmahome, Monergy, Pond Wardens, and the popular annual Riverfest on Newport Quay.

Speaking for the local charity, Trustee Colin Withers said,

“The Trust has been working for the past 11 years to improve the island’s environment and to help local people.”

“The Trust is recognised for its work in helping those in greatest financial need, to obtain energy efficient heating systems, insulation and other assistance.”

“Since its launch in 2002 it has assisted and helped over 15,000 people, and we wish to build on this success.”


Be part of something positive…

Support an environmental charity that cares about people and the planet
Here’s how, in simple steps

Make a Donation

Donate at CAF Online

Remember to check the giftaid option to add free money from the government to your donation.

You can also send a cheque made payable to ‘The Footprint Trust’ to our postal address: The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK, PO30 2QR. Giftaid form for posted donations.

Help Save Our Environment and Raise Money by Recycling!

Donate Old Recyclables

  • Old Broken Jewellery
  • Mobile Phones
  • Used Postage Stamps
  • Foreign Coins or Banknotes
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Old Computer Equipment

We can send you special freepost envelopes for small items, or drop them in to The Riverside Centre on Newport Quay, Isle of Wight.
Email us at for more information.

Inkjet and toner cartridges

You can help raise funds for The Footprint Trust Charity by recycling old mobile phones, inkjet cartridges and laser/toner cartridges — your help would be greatly appreciated.

All you have to do is to drop them into The Riverside Centre.

Stamp Recycling

Please help us collect as many used postage stamps as possible. ANY amount, large or small, is much appreciated. Collections, albums and loose stamps wanted. Every stamp you send will help raise money for The Footprint Trust’s projects. Please could you ask your family, work colleagues and other contacts to save their stamps for us and please remind them that


they should be cut or torn with approximately 1/2 – 1cm of envelope surrounding the stamp to prevent damage.

All you have to do is drop them into The Riverside Centre.

Old Computer and IT Equipment

The Footprint Trust is concerned about the large amounts of useable IT equipment that is destroyed or landfilled. We think it is better that it is reclaimed and re-used wherever it’s practicable.

We have teamed up with Digital Recycle an Isle of Wight business that is WEEE directive compliant, which ensures that they protect the environment when reclaiming and recycling IT and computer equipment.  Call them on 01983 524055 to arrange collection. Please note that any data stored isdestroyed using the highest standards.

Shop Online and Raise Money!

Have you heard about easyfundraising yet? It’s the easiest way to help raise money for Footprint Trust! If you already shop online with retailers such as Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, iTunes, Co-operative Electrical and eBay, then we need you to sign up for free to raise money while you shop!

So how does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to Easy Fundraising for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself.

How much can you raise?
There’s over 2,700 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.

Save money too!
easyfundraising is FREE to use plus you’ll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself.

Sign up at and start making a difference… simply by shopping.

Business Partnerships

To further promote and support sustainability we actively seek to work with the business community. We hope that businesses with a commitment to sustainable new buildings, innovative transport solutions, energy and water efficiency and renewable and low-carbon technology will work with us.

Supporting our annual Riverfest event is a very good way of showing your businesses’ commitment to environmental and social issues

To see an example of our work with businesses see these trailers from the Thin Green Line documentary, which was shown on the Community Channel during 2012.
We intend, through the media, the internet and at public events, to promote these concepts.

We hope that your business may consider making a donation, which can be made anonymously if you so wish, to the Trust’s work.
Please get in touch with us should you require any further information.
Tel 01983 822282.

Donations from businesses to registered charities, such as The Footprint Trust can be offset against Corporation Tax.