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Award-wining Bristol charity Talking Money has received a funding boost of almost £40,000 from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to support its flagship initiative, Energy Advice Project.

Talking Money launched its Energy Advice Project to offer disadvantaged residents living in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bath and Swindon practical advice and financial guidance on energy bills and energy efficiency measures.

Funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust has enabled the project to support almost 2,500 people living in the South West. This funding boost comes on the back of a previous £45,000 grant awarded to Talking Money by the Trust in 2011. To date, the funding has helped to generate almost £300,000 worth of income maximisation for its service users.

Rhianne Hawkins, Energy Advice Project Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the ScottishPower Energy People Trust again. The previous funding for the Energy Advice Project has allowed us to make real headway in supporting some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged residents with income maximisation. It’s great to know that with the support of the Trust we will be able to continue to help people throughout our local communities who need it most.”

Richard Taylor, Secretary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Talking Money again and see the impact that its Energy Advice Project is having in local communities. The Project has proved to be a great success and we’re very pleased to have played a part in supporting the team.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017