July 2023 – Funding Announcement for our Carbon Reduction Project – Installation of new solar panels with battery system
Our project has received a £35,850 grant from HS2’s Community Environment Fund (CEF). The CEF fund has been created by HS2 to add benefit to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase 2a of HS2 from the West Midlands to Crewe.
The administration of these funds is managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by a community charity, Groundwork, who will ensure both funds remain available for applications throughout each phase of construction. www.groundwork.org.uk/hs2funds
We are extremely grateful for the funding that we have received from HS2, along with a grant of £9.2k from ACRE Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Fund and approx. £2k from the Parish Council.
We can now proceed with the installation of solar panels with a battery system. This should reduce our carbon usage by nearly 30%. We have already seen a 40% carbon reduction from the installation of LED lighting and a new infrared system.
November 2021 – We pride ourselves on investing in our hall to maintain a high standard of facilities, and as part of our long term goal to reduce our carbon emissions and energy consumption we have installed new energy efficient infrared heaters.