MONEY saving tips ranging from discount energy schemes to low-cost recipes are being handed out to residents of a Worcester housing group.

Festival Housing has set up a ‘Budget Champions’ group with some of its tenants to help people who are struggling to make ends meet.

The programme has been developed by a team of Festival volunteers and staff.

"It aims to get messages out to anyone who needs advice and ideas about how to save money,” said Chris Reed, Festival’s volunteer co-ordinator.

“We are asking for tips about budgeting, money-saving and ways of boosting income and will be also providing on-going support for people who struggle to stick to a budget."

The first action of the project has been to set up a Facebook page called 'Festival Budget Champions' which can be accessed by tenants as well as anyone else interested in saving money.

“The steering group are putting regular tips on the page and encouraging followers to post their own ideas," said Mr Reed.

"Anyone can follow the page - it's particularly aimed at people on a low income but we're hoping there will something for anyone who wants to make their cash go further."