Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre feels the warmth thanks to grant from E.ON
Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre is a great example of how our fund can be used to improve the energy efficiency of a community hub in such a simple, yet effective way, which has a huge benefit for the whole of the local community.
Children and staff at Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre in Bristol are celebrating after receiving a grant for £1,600 from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund to enable the centre to become more energy efficient.
The grant has been used to purchase free flow PVC curtains that have been installed in five of the centres classroom to allow the children to freely move between indoor and outdoor activities without having to leave the doors open and let the heat escape.
It’s hoped that the curtains will reduce heat loss in the classrooms by up to 50% during the winter, meaning the centre can continue to become more energy efficient and save money on their heating bills, which can be spent on funding other family support activities within the local area.
David Jones, Director at Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to have received the grant from E.ON to purchase the PVC curtains for our classrooms and now we’ve installed them we’re really beginning to see the difference they’re making to the temperature of the rooms.
“Here at the centre we’re really keen to become as sustainable as possible and our buildings are highly insulated and energy efficient. We currently generate energy for the centre through both solar and air source heat pumps and so the new energy efficient curtains will allow us to continue to become even more sustainable.
“Allowing the children to flow freely between indoor and outdoor environments is hugely important for the Early Years education and so it’s great we can now allow the children to do this without the worry about how much heat we’re losing from the classrooms.”
Suzanne Roe, E.ON’s Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations Manager, said: “We’re really pleased to have awarded the grant for £1,600 to the Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre to enable them to install the PVC curtains and become more energy efficient.
“We originally set up our Energising Communities Fund to ensure community groups and charities such as this one could become as energy efficient as possible and for us to be able to give something back to our local communities. We also recognised that many community groups and charities aspire to improve their energy efficiency but don’t necessarily have the money to complete the work required.
“Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre is a great example of how our fund can be used to improve the energy efficiency of a community hub in such a simple, yet effective way, which has a huge benefit for the whole of the local community.”
E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund was launched in 2013 and since then E.ON has given away almost £140,000 to 84 community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales through the fund.
The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about E.ON’s solutions visit eonenergy.com/tomorrow
To help people better understand their energy use, E.ON is installing smart meters for customers across Britain. Customers can visit eonenergy.com/smart for more information about E.ON’s self-reading smart meters and to see if they are able to get one installed. If eligible today, they can also book an appointment online.
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