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                                                                               The Landfill Communities Fund;  

                                                                                                    benefiting people and the environment.



19 April 2017  



Kempston Park Indoor Bowls Club is set to get an energy saving makeover, thanks to a £58,000 grant.

The facility in Hillgrounds Road will get new LED lighting, a new heating system, air conditioning, and a replacement bowling carpet.

It is expected that the refurbishments will save the Club more than £10,000 a year in energy bills.

Rita Clifford-Pendleton, Management Committee Chairwoman, said "This project will provide a comfortable environment for all our users throughout the year, and make major energy savings."

Alan Ratcliffe, Club President, said: "This is great news. The grant gives a major boost to our place at the heart of the Kempston community, and the total project will provide great facilities for bowlers and all our user groups"

Gillian French, Biffa Award, said: "We're really pleased to be supporting such a great project with a grant from the Landfill Communities Fund. Hopefully the redevelopment of Kempston Park will mark the beginning of an exciting new period in the Club's development"

The building is used by a number of community organisations, including the Wheelstars, Tibbs Dementia Group, Bedford Headway, and a craft group, and offers bowling, and bowls coaching as part of the Bedford Borough Council Reactivate scheme.

It is also available for wakes, weddings, parties and general social activities including quiz and race nights and choir concerts.

The grant is thanks to the 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.


For Further Information, please contact:

Kempston Indoor Bowls Club: Rita Clifford-Pendleton 01234 852291 e-mail management@kempstonparkbowls.co.uk

Biffa Award: Catherine Boggild, Communications Officer 01636 670062, email media@wildlifetrusts.org

Biffa Award 

Since 1997, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £156 million to thousands of worthwhile community and environmental projects across the UK. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund. www.biffa-award.org

Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs).  EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites.  LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 4.2%) against their landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.

Since its inception in 1996, over £1.4 billion has been spent on more than 51,000 projects across the UK.  For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk or see HMRC's general guide to landfill tax.