Bristol Energy customers have raised over £30,000 for the street paper and social enterprise The Big Issue, after switching to The Big Issue Super Green Tariff.
The energy provider and The Big Issue embarked on a mission to tackle fuel poverty, support local communities and advocate for renewable energy back in May 2019.
The partnership gave readers the chance to power their homes with the special Big Issue Tariff while raising vital funds to support the most vulnerable people in society at the same time.
Every time a customer switches to Bristol Energy’s two-year fixed Big Issue Super Green Tariff, Bristol Energy donates up to £30 to The Big Issue (£15 per fuel).
Switching to The Big Issue Super Green Tariff is one easy way to support The Big Issue’s work and make a difference
Now, a year on, the proceeds from the partnership have generated more than £30,000 for The Big Issue, which will go towards The Big Issue’s mission to dismantle poverty at one of the most crucial times in its history as vendors — including Bristol’s Jeff Knight (pictured) — are temporarily moved off the streets because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Allan Booth, Managing Director at Bristol Energy, said: “Bristol Energy and The Big Issue are two very different organisations, but together, we’re celebrating a partnership of shared values. We strive to support our local communities and eliminate social injustice. By switching to the Big Issue Super Green Tariff, people are helping us help The Big Issue thrive, and the timing couldn’t be more vital, amid this national emergency.