Bermondsey’s Salmon Youth Centre has received a funding boost from The Veolia Environmental Trust to help install a new boiler.
The club on Old Jamaica Road was given £14,603 for the installation after the existing heating system was damaged by a malfunction and leak.
The grant is one of 43 awarded by the trust and will ensure the centre can continue to offer 32 weekly sessions for around 2,000 children, young adults and their families.
The centre’s director, Sam Adofo, said: “This grant is fantastic news for the centre. The building is a focus for many activities and the new boiler will mean it will be a warm, comfortable space for those taking part in them.”
The Salmon Youth Centre has provided a place for young people in Southwark since 1906 after Reverend “Pa” Salmon saw the abject poverty affecting London’s inner city.
The Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, said: “This project will transform the centre, making it more welcoming to all.
“We are seeing an ongoing reduction in the amount of funds that we can award, so the centre team needs to be congratulated on securing this grant in an extremely competitive environment.”
For more information about The Veolia Environmental Trust, visit www.veoliatrust.org