New windows open up Barnoldswick scout group to energy efficiency thanks to E.ON
We set up the Energising Communities Fund to support local communities who wish to become more energy efficient and the 1st West Craven Scout Group is a perfect example of the benefits that energy-saving activities can have. Not only does the Scout Group hope to have reduced its energy bills but it’s also created a warm and welcoming environment for its members and also for other children interested in joining the scout group.
1st West Craven Scout Group in Barnoldswick, Lancashire has been able to upgrade its community scout hut and improve its energy efficiency thanks to a grant from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund.
The scout group has used the £2,000 grant to install new double-glazed windows at the scout hut and now the installation is complete, it hopes to be able to reduce its energy use and save money on its heating bills.
Suzanne Taylor, Treasurer at the 1st West Craven Scout Group, said: “We’re very grateful to receive the grant from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund to help us install new, more efficient windows in our scout hut. We’ve been using the facilities since 1908 and have done very little work to the building during this time, so it was in desperate need of an upgrade. The new double-glazed windows will allow us to provide a warm and cosy environment for children to explore what scouting has to offer and to continue to provide high-quality activities and facilities for our members.
“Now that the windows are installed, we are working on a new boiler and radiators through other grant donations received last year. Already these improvements have shown a huge increase in children attending and from having only a handful on our register in 2016, prior to these works, we are pleased to confirm that over 60 beavers, cubs and scouts now attend. Our scout hut on Calf Hall Road is fast becoming a building that we can be proud of!
“In a small town like Barnoldswick, our scout hut is an important part of the local community and so having high quality facilities is essential for us. We offer children a safe and supportive environment to take part in both exercise and educational activities and encourage them to give back to the local community, helping them to develop their social and leadership skills at the same time.”
Suzanne Roe, Community Relations Manager at E.ON said: “We’re happy to be able to support the 1st West Craven Scout Group with its energy saving activities. Installing double-glazed windows is a great way to save energy and lower bills, which allows the scout group to spend the money saved on providing more activities for their members.
“We set up the Energising Communities Fund to support local communities who wish to become more energy efficient and the 1st West Craven Scout Group is a perfect example of the benefits that energy-saving activities can have. Not only does the Scout Group hope to have reduced its energy bills but it’s also created a warm and welcoming environment for its members and also for other children interested in joining the scout group.”
The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners, residents and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find out more about how E.ON could support, visit eonenergy.com
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. To find out more about E.ON’s community activities visit eonenergy.com/About-eon/Community.
E.ON is installing smart meters for customers across Britain to help them better understand their energy use. 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 so they can also book an appointment online today.
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