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Village hall gets roof insulation grant to keep the community warm
20 July 2016

Moira Village Hall in Leicestershire will receive £5,000 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, as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.


The current roof insulation in the village hall is set to be tripled, from funding under the Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme. This will improve the heating and acoustics in the village hall, as well as reducing energy costs and the carbon footprint of the hall.


The village hall is used regularly throughout the whole year by a variety of groups, including Zumba classes, Age UK and toddler yoga. Improving the heating in the building would be of considerable benefit to all age groups using the hall regularly and make the facility more efficient.


Patricia Thomas, Chairperson of the Moira Village Hall Trust said:


“The benefit to the community will be immeasurable and the Trustees wish to thank Biffa Award for their generosity on behalf of the village of Moira.”


Sandra Da Silva, Yoga teacher at Moira Village Hall said:


“It is important that the room is warm and comfortable and improved roof insulation will reduce energy consumption and make the building more environmentally friendly.”


Gillian French, Head of Grants, Biffa Award said:


“Tripling the roof insulation in this village hall will make a tangible difference to the village of Moira and it is a fantastic example of the work the Landfill Communities Fund does in helping the community.”