E.ON's Sustainable Energy Fund
Shipley Parish Council has celebrated the installation of energy efficient measures at its parish room, following a £15,500 grant from energy company E.ON.
The previously unusable room received a major overhaul thanks to E.ON's Sustainable Energy Fund, which helped fund the installation of an air source heat pump, insulation in the ceiling, cavity wall and floor, double glazed windows and dry-lining of the walls.
Tony Jenkin Jones, Community Relations Executive for E.ON, said: "This is a great example of how community organisations can benefit from our Sustainable Energy Fund and contribute to a more sustainable, low carbon future."
Judy Mallaber, MP for Amber Valley, officially opened Shipley Parish Room to celebrate improvements made. She said: "I'm delighted to see the opening for community of this historic parish room built in 1897, which has stood empty for the past 10 years and is now reopened thanks to the hard work of local community groups.
"It's great to see the real changes E.ON's Sustainable Energy Fund is bringing to local communities by helping them become more energy efficient."
Leni Cooper, Secretary of Shipley Parish Room Trust, said: "Local community groups have been keenly awaiting the opening of the parish room as, up until now, there has not been a meeting place in the area since our parish room closed more than a decade ago.
"E.ON's grant has made a tremendous difference to our project. A building that was once a very cold, draughty and unwelcoming place has been thoroughly insulated throughout and heated by an energy efficient heat pump. We are now able to provide a modern venue that is energy efficient, warm and low cost."
E.ON's Sustainable Energy Fund helps community groups and not-for-profit organisations develop sustainable energy measures.
It is supported by a dedicated web resource which provides top tips on energy efficiency and sustainability and full details of how to apply for a grant.
31st March, 2010
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