给 back to the local community through the savings from our wind turbine
The 社会福利基金 awards local communities across the 火博竟体官网 District with grant funding for community-based and environmental projects.
The fund originated with the installation of the University's wind turbine in 2012. The wind turbine produces around 15% of the overall energy demand on campus each year and the 社会福利基金 uses some of that benefit to engage with the local community and promote sustainable projects.
每年, 该基金最多拨款20英镑,000 to 火博竟体官网 District-based not-for-profit organisations, 慈善机构, 信托基金, community groups or voluntary organisations to support sustainable projects, 大型和小型. The funding really makes a difference to the local area, whether that's through funding new charging points for electric vehicles or contributing towards refurbishment projects to improve energy efficiency, the projects we fund vary in complexity and value.
每年 great projects receive funding to help improve lives and the environment within the local community. Here's a look at some of the success stories over the years.
£5000 was awarded to St Thomas Church in 火博竟体官网 towards replacing the existing church hall. 2英镑的一部分.5M城市中心项目, the application was well received by the 社会福利基金 Steering Group and was the highest value awarded to a single applicant in round seven of applications.
The contribution saw the former hall replaced with a new, 77m2 multi-use community building with up graded lighting and heating to make the facilities more energy efficient. The new space also created two part-time posts and around 30 voluntary roles.
部分£1,000 grant enabled Piccadilly Garden to raise sufficient funds to purchase materials to construct a path, raised beds and seating areas as part of the sensory path project. Piccadilly Gardens provides a day support service for those with learning difficulties and mental health issues and plants (as well as operating as a garden centre and providing jobs for users). The sensory path was identified as having a range of benefits for users from a mental health perspective as well as a learning resource and ecological benefit in its own right.
£6,800 awarded to Ellel Parish Council to deliver this project. Creating a new combined permissive footpath/cycle path linking the A6 opposite Hazelrigg lane with Highland Brow (road). The link enables pedestrians and cyclists to avoid using the busy A6 when travelling from the University towards Galgate.
授予Ellel & District Hedgelaying Association the £500 grant paid for essential facilities (portable toilets, 套期保值的设备, 临时围墙等), to enable the annual hedge laying competition to take place.
火博竟体官网的男孩 & 女孩俱乐部获得了1947英镑的资助.9 to install replacement energy efficient LED lighting in the club offices and reception area. The installation reduced electricity consumption by 35% and increased bulb life by 30%.
The community Benefit Fund provided a grant of £4,850 to enable solar PV panels to be installed on the roof of Quernmore Recreation Club. 16Kw的系统大约产生3个,000千瓦时/年的电力, significantly reducing club carbon emissions and enabling the club to offer use of the facility free to the local primary school.
火博竟体官网 BID was awarded £2,500 to help deliver a dinosaur themed fun day in 火博竟体官网 City Centre. The day included giant animatronic dinosaurs and other themed activities for the local community and was designed to encourage the local community to visit and appreciate 火博竟体官网 City Centre. The project engaged with local partners such as the museum and library and highlighted the city’s link with the famous local palaeontologist Sir Richard Owen.
1英镑的补助金,000 (in addition to funding from other providers) enabled the Claver Hill Group to implement a project install an additional poly tunnel and compost tunnel at the site. The Claver Hill site is a community food growing site located adjacent to relatively deprived parts of east 火博竟体官网 and the facility provides access to affordable local fruit and veg and provides education and training opportunities for local people and schools.
The Hedge laying project enabled 20 volunteers on two days to learn the skills required to lay hedges. Two local trainers instructed the volunteers with guidance from LCC Countryside service. 831英镑的补助金.64人支付培训师费用和设备.