GROW could be the recipient of up to £30,000 through an initiative launched by Guernsey Electricity.
The local energy company is asking customers to switch to paperless invoicing which will see all printed and posted statements replaced by billing via email. For each customer who switches across in August, £1 will be donated to GROW and support the charity’s redevelopment project that is reaching its final stages.
Steven Parks, Head of Customer Experience at Guernsey Electricity, said: “We have over 30,000 local customers who could move across to paperless billing. So, by offering £1 per switch, that is a potential donation of up to £30,000 for GROW which means everyone can contribute to its fundraising.
“E-billing will also bring an environmental benefit as we can reduce the amount of ink, paper and carbon footprints for producing and sending out invoices. The switch is very easy and customers receive their bill instantly.”
Marguerite Talmage of GROW said she was delighted that Guernsey Electricity’s green initiative was being put to good use and supporting its fundraising efforts.
“We’re so close to hitting our target and every pound counts. We need this money to provide life-changing opportunities for people with learning disabilities – plus customers will also be doing their bit for the environment.”
Guernsey Electricity’s new e-billing system is being introduced next month. All customers can visit the company’s website, www.electricity.gg/ebilling to make the switch from paper invoicing to e-billing.
The company will make the donation to GROW in September.