Number 8 Awarded Severn Waste Environmental Fund Grant

Number 8 in Pershore has been awarded a grant of £4,900 from the Severn Waste Environmental Fund. The grant will enable the community arts centre to carry out a project to replace existing lighting at the centre with lighting that is more energy efficient. The installation of more energy efficient lighting will benefit the environment reducing Number 8’s carbon footprint. On a practical level the design of the new lighting also means that the regular maintenance and safety testing can be done far more easily and energy costs for the centre will be reduced.

Andy Smart, Chair of Trustees at Number 8 states, “The funding will bring considerable environmental benefits. It will also help us to reduce the workload for our volunteers and the running costs of the centre leaving us with greater resources to invest in our programme and facilities for the community.”

The grant award cheque was presented to Number 8 Trustee Ruth Partridge by Bill Richardson and George Mackison of Welcome to our Future the charity set up in 1996 to promote the objectives of Local Agenda 21 in Worcestershire and Herefordshire that manages the Severn Waste Environmental Fund. With its own local and distinctive award criteria, and project evaluation panels for the two counties, WTOF has disbursed over £3 million towards approved environmental and community projects.