Summer 2018: Footprint Trust staff helped parents, children, staff and volunteers from HomeStart-IW to identify and map six easy walks.
Funded through the Down to the Coast project, these walks are short and flat, and accessible for anyone with mobility restrictions – from having to push a buggy, to walking aids or wheelchairs. They will take you through countryside located surprisingly close to Ryde, Newport, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. Download them here.
“We will definitely come back; these are memories my son will cherish. I will also go up there myself when I want some me time”
The Isle of Wight’s Footprint Trust is celebrating having been given the “Celebrating Inclusivity Award” by the charity National Energy Action (NEA).
Two members of staff were given bursaries as a result of this achievement, and were able to attend the NEA’s national conference, which this year was entitled, “The Many Faces of Fuel Poverty.”
Harrington-Vail, the founder of the Footprint Trust, and Laura Stichbury, a
senior manager from the charity travelled to Nottingham to attend the
conference and network with others who do similar work to themselves. They were
also able to talk with potential funders, and learn a great deal from the
presentations, all of which will help further the work of the charity back on
Award was in recognition of the charity’s ‘Monergy’ training scheme, which gives
people skills to understand energy bills and cost of running appliances. Nearly
1,000 Islanders have benefited from the free training, which started as a pilot
scheme and has now grown into a main part of their work. Following on from the Monergy
training, Trust energy experts visit people in their homes and further cut
their costs. In the last year the charity has saved people over £100,000. At
the home visit, Trust staff will even call the customers energy company for
them and sort out any issues, if the householder is unable to do it. They can
also get free insulation for homes, saving around £200 per year on utility
bills. To get help from The Footprint Trust please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (01983) 822282
In recent years
the Footprint Trust has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and
Ray was made an Honorary Master of the Open University, for his work in
community education. Mark Russell who
also works at the Trust and Ray are both Energy Champions for Department for Business, Energy &
Thanks to recent
funding and support from the People’s Postcode Lottery, The Ebico Trust, The
Santander Foundation and E.On, this project will be able to assist around 1,000
people over the next year.
The local Footprint Trust charity is keen that everyone can get out and enjoy their local environment. They have arranged two free gentle summer strolls for families, suitable for people with mobility restrictions including those who use wheelchairs or pushchairs. Continue reading Nature strolls for all…
The Island’s Footprint Trust charity will be able to help over 1,000 people reduce their energy and water bills thanks to a windfall from the People’s Postcode Lottery, The Ebico Trust, Santander Foundation and ongoing support from Garfield Weston Foundation and The Beatrice Laing Trust. Continue reading Islanders will get more for their Monergy!