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The Meridian Trust which runs Stamford Welland Academy secures £3m grant

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An education trust has secured £3m to reduce its environmental impact.

The Meridian Trust, which runs Stamford Welland Academy, received the funding to help it become as ‘net zero’ as possible by 2030.

Low carbon heating solutions will be installed at the Green Lane site to replace old gas fired boilers and significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Stamford Welland Academy principal Vicky Lloyd
Stamford Welland Academy principal Vicky Lloyd

Computerised systems will be used to monitor, control and optimise the building’s plant and equipment while the installation of LED lighting and solar will assist with energy efficiency, further reducing the trust’s carbon emissions.

Martin Hair, Meridian Trust’s director of estates and facilities, said: “The funding will have a significant impact on our academies, including moving them from a reliance on gas or oil for heating.

“We know that fighting climate change is an important topic for our pupils, staff and parents so we are committed to becoming greener through these carbon-saving energy schemes.”

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