Who we are?
The MAP Partnership is the collective name for three organisations, Mary Seacole Day Nursery, Apollo Youth Club and PHAB. We are committed to high quality services which improves access to work and training for the wider community.
The three organisations and the related activities are as follows:
1. Mary Seacole Day Nursery (MSDN) provides a neighbourhood nursery. 2. Apollo provides out of school activities for young children. 3. PHAB provides an integrated drop-in for people with and without disabilities.
What are we building?
Mary Seacole Day Nursery, Apollo Youth Club and PHAB (MAP) needs your help to install solar PV at MAP community centre. Installing solar will save the school budget over £1,000 a year, as well as cutting 9 tonnes of carbon a year and teaching the pupils about climate change.
Reading Community Energy has supported MAP from the beginning, helping them get established and facilitating the application for FIT. The crowd-funding campaign is aiming to raise £35,000, with a minimum of £27,500 needed to go ahead and they need your help to get them over the line.
Reading Community Energy is raising funds to install solar panels on the roofs of MAP community centre. Together the schools have just over 60 pupils.
The project has been designed to cut the schools' and the community centres energy costs, but will also be used to educate pupils on climate change, and reduce the MAP's carbon footprint. The smallest viable system will cost £27500,000 whilst the largest the roofs can hold will cost £35,000. Installing solar panels on the highest nursery school site in Reading! It will save the school money, educate the pupils about climate change, and reduce the school's carbon footprint.
Why it's a great idea?
It will free up money to be spent on the pupils and the building. The project is estimated to save the school between £800 and £1,750 every 3 months on energy. This can be reinvested into other school improvements, or fund trips or materials. It will help staff educate pupils about climate change and what can be done to tackle it. It can sometimes be difficult to make climate change relatable when teaching. The scheme will provide a practical talking point for staff to educate the school’s pupils about climate change, and what can be done to tackle it.
It will reduce the Nursery School’s carbon footprint - The project is estimated to save between 4 to 9 tonnes of carbon emissions in its first year, with a total of between 78 and 166 tonnes saved over 20 years.
Steps to get it done
November 2019 - Crowd funder goes live
Jan 2019 - Installation
Feb 2019 - Grand opening and community event.