Saving Big Money with Big Energy Saving…

The Island’s energy-saving experts The Footprint Trust have been awarded funding to help people struggling with energy bills.

The Trust will be offering free training to anyone who works in the community, so they can help people with some basic energy-saving tips. The Trust have staff available to visit people in their homes for further money saving ideas.

Ray Harrington-Vail and Mark Russell, from The Footprint Trust, have been appointed ‘champions’ by the Big Energy Saving Network. They deliver free, fun, informative 45 minute sessions to any group of six or more people.

” We cover the basics which many people working in the community find when they work or help people especially in their homes,” says the Trust’s National Heat Hero Ray Harrington-Vail.

” In our session, people will find out how to check that someone is on the right tariff, information about switching, how to save £140 off electricity bills, and how to make sure the most vulnerable people get help if the electricity supply fails.”

“We are happy to talk to groups such as health or community workers, or clubs, associations or social groups. We just want to get the message out that there are simple ways of saving energy and money
Book a free home visit!

Thanks to funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, The Footprint Trust can save Islanders thousands of pound every year, following one of their free visits. Contact them today on (01983) 822282.
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The Trust can also be found on Facebook and twitter.


People struggling with energy bills on the Isle of Wight are being helped thanks to funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. Local energy experts from the Island’s Footprint Trust visit people in their homes and giving free, impartial guidance on reducing bills and using energy wisely.

Contacts; Ray Harrington-Vail The Footprint Trust charity 01983 822282.

The Footprint Trust is a local charity founded in 2002 on the Isle of Wight. It assists over 2,000 people a year through its work in energy conservation. The charity also involves people in a whole range of projects that enhance the environment.


Community Action Awards 2012 – Environmental category.
National Heat Hero Award 2012.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2013.
SHG Partnership Working Award 2014.
Big Energy Saving Network Champions 2015.