Action4Youth, an established and energetic youth charity, were looking to replace their current boiler at the Caldecotte Xperience, their outdoor education centre near Milton Keynes. The boiler in the residential facility, the George Amey Centre, was 15 years old, inefficient and had broken down in early 2017. To keep the building warm for the young people in residence, they had to use portable electric heaters to get through the cold period. A new boiler was required as a matter of urgency.
Nick Lund, Development Director, contacted Low Carbon Workspaces to take advantage of a Low Carbon Workspaces grant. After a quick application process, Action4Youth were soon benefiting from a £3,780 grant to install an A-rated condensing gas-fired boiler at the George Amey Centre. This will help the charity save 14,202 kWh of natural gas and 2.61 tonnes of CO2e per year.
Nick commented: “The boiler breaking down in the middle of winter was a nightmare and as a charity, funds are always limited, so the Low Carbon Workspaces grant becoming available was well timed. It is also great to know that we will be saving on future energy costs with the installation of the new boiler. These are savings which the charity can put to better use investing in the young people we support.”
The Caldecotte Xperience offers exciting adventure activities and learning experiences for all children and young people, including those with disabilities and high dependency needs.