access project shortlisted for national award
AN art gallery in Liverpool
has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award at the 2013
Biffa Awards, a ceremony which recognises the people who transform
their communities and improve the environment through Biffa Award
Tate Liverpool will now compete against three other organisations
from across the country for the chance to be named winner of the
'Cultural Facilities' category, and receive a £2,000 prize.
The Improving Access to Tate Liverpool project originally received
£47,300 in funding from Biffa Award to improve and refurbish the
learning suite in order to ensure greater access to and education in
With the project completing in the last financial year, it was
invited to enter this year's Biffa Awards in the Cultural Facilities
Competition was fierce, with more than 240 projects eligible to
enter the Awards under five different categories: Community
Buildings, Cultural Facilities, Rebuilding Biodiversity, Recreation
and Small Grants.
The Biffa Awards ceremony 2013 will be held on September 24 at
ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum, where the winners will be
announced. Category winners will each receive a trophy and prize
money of £2,000, which can be used to further develop their project.
Each winner then has the chance of being crowned the Overall Winner
for 2013, receiving a further £1,000 prize.
Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:- "Every
year Biffa Award organises a special celebration to recognise and
reward the people behind the outstanding projects we fund. All of
our projects are run by people who work hard to bring communities
together and make a lasting difference to their local areas and the
environment, so to be shortlisted for an Award is a tremendous
achievement. Our judges have a difficult but exciting task ahead in
choosing the winners."
Only 3 weeks
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HOUSEHOLDRS from across the
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up to the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Collective Switch to save on
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Organised by Wirral-based charity, Energy Projects Plus, together
with the Liverpool City Region local authorities, the scheme aims to
reduce people's energy bills by using collective buying power to
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Anyone can join the LCR Collective Switch, regardless of current
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Liverpool City Region. Those who have never switched their energy
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supplier and householders could typically save £189 per year on
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The period of registration, when people can opt to join the
collective switch, closes on 3 June 2013. By registering their
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The LCR Collective Switch is backed by Halton Council, Knowsley
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It's free to join and householders will be able to see how much they
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The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, who leads on low carbon issues
for the City Region, said:- "We're so pleased that 2,000
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Householders can join the collective switch by registering
online or by calling the local
Save Energy Advice Line on freephone:- 0800 043 0151, where residents
can also get free and impartial help and advice about saving energy