Plans to build a new toilet block at The Conservation Volunteers at Hollybush Kirkstall have received a massive boost with a £75,000 grant.
Veolia Environmental Trust have awarded the money to TCV Hollybush, which is a busy environmental volunteering centre and the increasing number of volunteers, many with mobility needs.
Its existing single ground floor accessible toilet has become woefully inadequate and has launched an appeal for better facilities.
On many days of the week there are 50 people attending activities on site, as well as visitors to the grounds and community café. It is hoped that the toilets can be built early in 2023 and the team are seeking to secure the remaining £24,500 before the end of the year.
John Preston, TCV development manager said: “It is magnificent to secure this grant, having sufficient toilets will allow TCV to provide quality facilities to all our participants and visitors.”
TCV would welcome contact from any local charitable trust, company or philanthropist interested in supporting the project. People can donate to the public appeal here.
Veolia Environmental Trust distributes grants from the Landfill Communities Fund, this comes from a levy on waste sent to landfill by the Veolia Group.
In 2020 Veolia funded major repairs to the Hollybush building and improvements to the grounds. TCV are delighted to be working with them again.