Grant for Bardon Mill village hall

VILLAGERS and students in Northumberland are to benefit after being given tens of thousands of pounds in grants from energy supplier EDF Energy.

VILLAGERS and students in Northumberland are to benefit after being given tens of thousands of pounds in grants from energy supplier EDF Energy.

The firm’s Green Fund has awarded £14,667 to the UK’s first planned earth-sheltered village hall in Bardon Mill to pay for an air source heat pump and solar panels, which locals hope will supply 23% of the building’s electricity and meet all of its heating and hot water needs.

Dorothy Welsh, vice chair at Bardon Mill and Henshaw Village Hall and Community Projects Group, said: “We’re delighted that the EDF Energy Green Fund is helping make this exciting project a reality. We want the village hall environmentally sustainable and cheap to run, and a place where we can engage with the community and educate the next generation about different energy efficient solutions.”

The EDF Energy Green Fund awards up to £30,000 for organisations to generate green energy in their own communities.

 
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