Warwick County Council Green Shoot Fund Helps Warwick Hospice
The Myton Hospice receives a funding boost from Warwickshire County Council's Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund.
08:30 27 September 2021
The Myton Hospice is to adopt more environmentally friendly technology after receiving a £4,700 funding boost.
The hospice is one of the recipients of the Warwickshire County Council's Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund, which is part of an initiative that helps organisations address climate change.
Myton Hospice has confirmed that its share of funding will be used to upgrade the lighting at the Hospice's Wood Street charity shop in Stratford and install two twin-head electric vehicle car charging points at the site. The hospice has recently bought three new all-electric vehicles for their staff members who provide end-of-life care to patients in their own homes.
Anna-Marie Varnham, trusts officer at The Myton Hospices, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded £4,700 from the Warwickshire County Council Green Shoots Community Climate Change Fund and would like to say a huge thank you to the council.
“This money will help us with our commitment to continuously improve the environmental performance of our buildings, equipment and processes, and the electric vehicle charging points will also provide a valuable service for the local community.”
Cllr Heather Timms, portfolio holder for environment, climate and culture, said: “If we are to successfully face the challenges of the climate emergency and our planet’s rapidly changing climate, this cannot be done by Governments, local or national, alone.
“The solutions must come from everyone, private individuals, businesses, the third and health sectors looking at what they currently do and asking: ‘how can we do this in a better, more environmentally-conscious way that reduces our impact on the planet and its climate.’
"At its core, this is what the Green Shoots Fund is about, helping Warwickshire’s Community and Voluntary Sectors to find the answers that work for them to this question.”
“Although the money provided to The Myton Hospices is one of the smaller grants within the scheme, the environmental return on that investment is huge.
"We know one of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle ownership is a perceived (and often actual) lack of charging infrastructure.
“This is something that we, as a council, have been investing in and will be spending much more on over the coming years, so it’s always heartening when other organisations step forward and make a commitment to doing their bit to improving the provision of electric vehicle charging points, allowing us to move a step closer to a best Warwickshire that is sustainable now and for future generations.”