Green Island Grants – insulate to save money and the planet

The Footprint Trust has teamed up with the Isle of Wight Council to help householders on the Island make the homes warmer and cheaper to heat. The charity is concerned that many households this winter will be making choices between heating and eating, due to finances being hit as a result of the Covid pandemic. Continue reading Green Island Grants – insulate to save money and the planet

Free event to help post-Covid Islanders

Island charities and help organisations are holding a free event to help people hit financially by the Covid-19 crises. The event will take place in the Trafalgar Room at the Riverside Centre on Newport Quay, on Thursday 15th October from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

It is organised by the local Footprint Trust and the Islehelp Partnership. Those attending include; Citizens Advice, AgeUK, IW Foodbank, People Matter, SSAFA and the Isle of Wight Council. Continue reading Free event to help post-Covid Islanders

Cold snap hits but charity is there to help

Just as cold snap hits, the Island’s fuel poverty charity, The Footprint Trust, is to cut bills for Island households. The Footprint Trust will be holding events across the island to give people face to face energy guidance to help reduce energy use and bills. Elderly people and those with long term health issues are adversely affected by the rising cost of electricity and gas. Staying warm and well at home can be a struggle for people who are less mobile and on a low income. The Trust helps people to maximise their heating, manage their tariffs and billing and access further financial help and support. Continue reading Cold snap hits but charity is there to help

Trust helps some 2,000 locals, AGM hears

Last year was very successful for the Island’s Footprint Trust, their Board of Trustees heard at the 2019 AGM. Nearly 2,000 vulnerable people were seen at outreach, training, events and home visits with over £100,000 of annual energy savings identified. Almost 300 home visits were provided for over 500 vulnerable people identifying on average £300 per household in annual energy cost savings and cutting over 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Continue reading Trust helps some 2,000 locals, AGM hears