Watt a bright idea!
A Bedford Borough school will soon be saving money on its energy
bills and reducing its impact on the environment after receiving
more than £16,000 from the Climate Change Fund.
Newnham Middle School has successfully applied to the Climate
Change Fund for the replacement of existing lighting in the main
school building with low energy LED light fittings. This is
expected to save nearly £4,500 per year in energy costs and nearly
24 tonnes of carbon.
The Climate Change Fund provides match funding of between £5,000
and £20,000 for community group projects that will contribute to
the reduction of carbon emissions within Bedford Borough.
Applicants will need to provide match funding of at least 50% of
the total project cost and the project itself must be located
within Bedford Borough.
Ruth Wilkes, Head at Newnham Middle School, said: “Replacing the
old lighting in the school will save us a significant amount of
money every year as well as reducing our impact on the
“The new lights are more energy efficient will last longer and
provide better and brighter lighting. They are part of our efforts
to be as ‘green’ as we can be.
The Climate Change Fund means this work is affordable and we can
have the lighting replaced very soon.”
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “By replacing the
old lighting in the school, Newnham Middle will save nearly £4,500
on their energy bills every year.
“The Climate Change Fund has helped a huge range of schools,
charities, parish councils and other community organisations to
save money and help protect the environment. If anyone has an idea
I urge them to get in touch and find out how we can help them.”
For more information about the Climate Change Fund and
to download the Application Form and Guidance Notes visit: