Reducing our carbon footprint

Moseley Community Development Trust (CDT) in Birmingham has received a £5,000 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.

The money has been spent on installing two new energy efficient boilers at the Moseley Exchange building, a former 1930’s telephone exchange.

The work forms part of a larger project to reduce the building’s carbon footprint, which has included replacing part of the heating system, installing thermostatic radiator valves and educating our tenants about energy conservation.

Suzanne Poole, Birmingham Foster Care Association, said:

“We are regular users of the Moseley Exchange. Delivering training courses for our foster parents in a community setting is important to us. It’s great to know that Biffa Award are helping to make the Moseley Exchange greener.”

Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:

“Projects like this are incredibly important for local communities, which is why we look to invest in them. It is vital that communities have places to meet, and the work at the Moseley Exchange will benefit everyone that uses the facility.”

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