Peter Rickard - Manager

Stacy Johnston - Senior Development and Support Officer

Michael Butler - Development and Support Officer

Kate Fereday Eshete - Project Administrator


“The staff were efficient, so kind and helpful. I cannot thank them enough”

What our clients say about us​

Our mission is 'To work for households in all Orkney communities to reduce levels of fuel poverty and achieve affordable warmth'

​​Information & advice on     energy efficiency

Third party support

Tariff switching support

Assistance with national       grant funded programmes

Referrals and hand               holding support to individuals, households  and local         organisations


Income maximisation &         budgeting support

Assistance with debt and       low income

Life skills training​ &               workshops

“The service THAW provides is so important for the people of Orkney"

mEET THE Staff


A service here to support you

“This will be the first warm Christmas we will have had in years, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

THAW Orkney is a charitable organisation that was established in December 2014 to help assist fuel poor households in Orkney


"Absolutely outstanding, you couldn't do enough, THAW went above and beyond the call of duty"

Please have a look at some of our news stories below:

Links of Interest

Please read our Social Return on Investment (SROI) findings which was undertaken by an independent researcher who found that for every £1 invested in THAW, £5.49 of social value has been developed in the local community. You can download the full report following the link here - THAW Orkney - Valuing What Matters SROI Report.pdf  THAW Orkney-IMPACT-MAP_.pdf

Please also look at the Orkney Charitable Trust's website for more information on their 'Every Child Should be Warm in Bed' project. This fund is now open to families with children under the age of 18 on 31 December 2017 and the project aims to deliver 50 brand new 'Warm Bedding Bundles' to children and young people this winter who need it most. If you would like help with an application form, please get in touch with us at the office, either via email, by phone or by calling in. Our details can be found on our contact page. See link for further information -

“So efficient and so helpful and they care so much. Lost for words.” 





helping to make a difference



We seek to co-ordinate and work in partnership with other local and national organisations in order to provide the maximum support for our clients

We provide a bespoke hand holding service, which has involved supporting and assisting householders with hard to heat homes