Ray Harrington-Vail, of the Footprint Trust, which is to benefit from a government grant awarded to the Isle of Wight Council.
MORE details have been revealed about how government cash will be used to boost green schemes and help cut energy bills on the Isle of Wight.
As reported earlier this week, the Isle of Wight Council has been awarded more than £440,000 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change for a series of projects.
The council has now confirmed that £101,850 will go to the Footprint Trust to help households in fuel poverty, £250,974 will go to the Ecoisland Partnership for Green Deal schemes to upgrade domestic heating and insulation and £88,927 will go to Community Action Isle of Wight to help fund a collective energy purchasing which could secure cheaper energy prices for households.
Cllr George Brown, cabinet member for the economy and regulatory services, said: "The money will make a real difference to Island households struggling to cope with rising fuel costs while supporting the Island’s voluntary sector and creating new jobs through the government’s Green Deal scheme.
"We are looking forward to working with these three Island organisations to ensure the support reaches those who really need it. This is great news for the Island."
Government energy secretary Edward Davey said: "We need to find new ways to help people with their energy bills, working with communities and councils across the country.
"The projects we are funding will help people save energy and save money: helping the most vulnerable to heat their homes, getting the Green Deal market up and running and encouraging people to switch energy suppliers to get their bills down."