News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Arrowvale Environment Group Take On Global Warming
Although Arrowvale Environment Group (AEG) was established back in 2007, it took funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust to enable them to get their campaign up and running to fight back against global warming.
Formed as a local response to global warming and peak oil, AEG hopes to promote environmental awareness and encourage householders both as individuals and as a community to take action in reducing their overall energy consumption and carbon footprints.
The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust provided AEG with funding of £2,550 following the submission of its application to cover the cost of setting up a website www.arrowvalegroup.org as well as acquiring display equipment to be used at local events. Some of the money was also set aside for the purchase of energy saving light bulbs, jute shopping bags and seedlings which would be given to local residents to increase environmental awareness.
Reverend Nick Read said “When we originally formed the Group, various meetings took place in which we formulated a business plan and decided what it was we wanted to achieve and how we wanted to go about it. However, without the funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust it would have been extremely difficult to get this project off the ground.”
He added “2008 was extremely successful for us which included an appearance at the Shobdon Food and Garden Festival where we will be attending both that and the Pembridge Flower Festival again this year. We have also received support from local schools having visited them and spoken to the children about the importance of trees and provided them with native species to take home and plant.”
John Garbutt, Chairman of the Trust said “It is great to see a really worthwhile project in the community and both I and the other Trustees were delighted to be able to provide AEG with the funding it needed to kick start its campaign for the fight against global warming”.