SITA Trust donates £29,207 to make Jubilee Hall Gym more accessible
20th June 2016
We are celebrating is today celebrating the news that Jubilee Hall Trust has received a £29,207.00 funding boost from SITA Trust for critical works to make our charity gym more accessible to the community.
The funding will allow us to replace the existing wheelchair lift, which is currently broken down, making access to the facility and its community programmes impossible for wheelchair users. In addition, the funding will support refurbishment of the changing facilities to replace damaged flooring. These repairs will significantly improve the overall experience and satisfaction of gym members.
Chief Executive of Jubilee Hall Trust, Phil Rumbelow says, “We are grateful for the support of SITA Trust to help us improve our facility for the use of the entire community. As a social enterprise, when our gyms operate successfully and profitably, we are better poised to expand and improve our charity work, such as free classes and programmes for youth and older people, exercise on referral schemes, and campaigns and events to reduce inactivity in our community.”
Marianne Ivin of SITA Trust added “The Jubilee Hall Gym is a huge asset within the community and our funding will ensure that everyone is able to access the facilities on offer. We really look forward to seeing the wheelchair lift back in action. SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”
Support from SITA Trust was further enhanced by donations from individual members of the Jubilee Hall Trust community toward the project, as well as a donation from the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust.
SITA Trust is an independent funding body set up in 1997 to provide funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. To date SITA Trust has supported more than 3,700 projects to a combined value of over £105 million using tax credits donated by Suez Recycling and Recovery UK (formerly SITA UK).
SITA Trust funds improve vital public recreation facilities such as village halls, community centres, sport, heritage, green spaces and play areas.
Landfill Tax and the Landfill Communities Fund
The Landfill Communities Fund is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with the scheme regulator, ENTRUST, as Environmental Bodies (EBs) EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 5.7%) against the landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.
Since its inception, in 1996, over £1.4 billion has been spent on more than 53,000 projects across the UK. For more information please visit www.entrust.org.uk