E.ON has awarded over £6,500 to an Age Concern day centre in Leicestershire to fund energy efficiency improvements.
Age UK Oadby and Wigston serves around 60 hot lunches a day, offers a variety of activities and provides hairdressing and chiropody services.
The grant from E.ON’s Sustainability Energy Fund will be used to replace the existing lighting throughout the building with low energy units and install motion sensors to ensure energy is not wasted in unoccupied areas.
Joy Husband, chief officer of Age UK Oadby and Wigston, said: “Without this grant we would have struggled to replace old, obsolete lighting with energy efficient alternatives.The new lighting will help us save energy and money, therefore directly benefitting the 1,000 older members of the local community who we help each week.”
E.ON’s Sustainable Energy Fund helps UK-based local community groups and not-for-profit organisations by offering funding for energy efficiency or renewable energy technologies.
To be eligible, organisations must benefit vulnerable people, people in fuel poverty or education. So far E.ON has helped 47 community groups and projects since launching the fund and has awarded over £580,000 of grants.