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Kendal arts centre bids to cut fuel bills
10:00am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
KENDAL’S Brewery Arts Centre has embarked on a three-year energy efficiency initiative aimed at reducing its overheads and improving the venue’s long-term sustainability.
The project with Orchard Energy’s north-west energy management team is designed to help the centre reduce the proportion of its budget that is spent on gas and electricity.
Mike Jones, executive director of the Brewery Arts Centre, said keeping costs low was a priority for the venue, which he said generated 90 per cent of its own income from visitor revenue, events, food and drink and fundraising.
“Many people are unaware that we are a charity as well as a thriving music, arts and entertainments venue,” he said. “Anything we can do to reduce our overheads and manage our budgets more effectively helps us put more money towards community initiatives and expanding our services to provide more employment for the South Lakes area.”
The initiative follows a year long campaign by the charity to raise £80,000 for its 40th anniversary.
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