In May 2019, Bristol Energy and The Big Issue embarked on a mission to tackle fuel poverty, support local communities and advocate for renewable energy.

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).

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 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.

Russell Blackman, Managing Director at The Big Issue, said: ‘The Big Issue is one of the UK’s most trusted brands and this campaign, built on the principles of authenticity and impact created through partnership, is exactly the kind of initiative that we are seeking to develop in the future at The Big Issue.

‘By creating a Big Community with progressive organisations like Bristol Energy, we can respond to pressing social and environmental needs through the power of collaboration and communication.’

Find out about The Big Issue Super Green Tariff.