Support Us

We help people use their energy and water wisely, keeping them warm and well, saving them money and cutting carbon. We will contact anyone on the Isle of Wight and offer practical help and guidance. People can also chat to us on our helpline, or email us, for information.

We very much welcome sponsorship and donations to support 

 our work on the Isle of Wight. This can be done in a number of ways;




  • You can 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.



  • Supporters club – you can donate £20 a month to help us help the fuel poor again by using the donate button.



  • Business sponsorship – through our annual events and many other activities!


  • Grant funding – We are always looking for innovative ways to work with grant funders, contact to discuss opportunities


‘Rubbish’ ways of supporting us!

  • Mobile Phones
    Do you have a drawer of old phones?!

    These should not be placed on general recycling or go to landfill.

    You can safely dispose of you old mobile here, for which we get a donation 


  • Help us stamp out fuel poverty…

    The Footprint Trust is a local charity that helps Islanders who are struggling with their energy bills, and old postage stamps could raise £25,000 if we can collect a tonne of them! (Leave 1cm, ½ inch of paper around stamp. Albums and FDC also wanted)

    Place in envelope marked for, The Footprint Trust, and drop into the Riverside Centre, Newport Quay,  or Newport and Sandown Libraries 
    Please contact us if your school, workplace or organisation would like to collect too..


  • Ink Cartridges

We can send to be recycled all brands of inkjet printer cartridges and laser toner cartridges too.

These can be dropped off at the Riverside Centre, Newport and Sandown libraries.

If you are a business or large user please give us a bell when you’ve got a box full and we’ll organise collection!



  • Old money

Coins and notes of all currencies old and modern are very welcome…




Through various drop off points across the Island you can recycle items such as pens and felt tips, which results in our charity benefitting as well of course, as the environment! 



  • Jewellery

Please donate; broken jewellery, old mechanical watches, odd earrings, rings, necklaces, mayoral chains and other bling…






Other stuff

Please check with charities before donating anything, leaving us with unwanted clutter means we have to pay to get rid of it…

Please contact us if your school, workplace or organisation would like to collect…