The volunteer committee which runs the outdoor swimming pool in Topsham was delighted to hear today that the pool will be receiving a grant of £25,000 from the Coastal Recycling Community Fund.
The grant will go a long way towards funding a new roof and solar heating for the community pool, which launched its campaign to raise £100,000 for much needed renovations at the beginning of this season.
Andrea Veale of Topsham Pool said: "We’re delighted and extremely grateful to the team at Coastal Recycling. Their grant will enable us to install renewable energy in the form of modern solar panels. We’ll be able to reduce our gas heating bills, which will make the pool more sustainable both environmentally and financially. Thank you Coastal!"
The £25,000 will boost the fundraising total - which has already benefitted from a grant from local Councillor Andrew Leadbetter of £5000 and over £1000 in donations from local residents - to more than £31,000, a third of the way to the target.
Topsham Community Pool is one of seven local charities to benefit in this round of funding from the Coastal Recycling Community Fund, which is Coastal Recycling’s ongoing initiative to enhance community spaces, cultural facilities and places for outdoor recreation.