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Project information

To replace 126 single glazed, metal framed windows

To replace 126 single-glazed, metal framed windows in order to enhance the energy saving work that has been undertaken to replace the heating and hot water sytems with energy efficient boilers and controls. 6 windows and 3 fire doors have already been replaced. The cost of the project is £95k.

August 2010 - July 2015

Charity information: Leeds Children's Charity

Leeds Children's Charity logo
  • Need


    The project will reduce heat loss and draughts from the building and will enhance the energy saving work that has already been undertaken. The money saved as a result of saved energy will then be used for the purpose of the charity, ie to provide free residential short breaks/respite for disadvantaged children.


    Replacement of the windows with double glazed units will seal the building and reduce heat loss and draughts thus making the building more energy efficient and cost effective.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To replace 126 windows with double glazed units in order to reduce energy costs.


    » Liaise with Bridge Aluminium Windows Limited to replace windows as and when money can be raised.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...shown by reduced heating and energy costs and a more comfortable building for everyone to enjoy.

  • Impact


    The long term changes will be an energy efficient building with reduced costs to the charity for heating. This project will enhance the work already undertaken to reduce the charity's carbon footprint. The money saved from reduced energy costs will be used for the purpose of the charity.


    The risks involved are the possibility of other problems relating to the age and size of the building. Should any problems arise, these will be dealt with accordingly. To date, no problems have arisen or are obvious.


    A full report of the project being undertaken will be published on the charity's website and in newsletters to donors. The work will also be included in the Trustees' Annual Report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £95,839

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      Amount Heading Description
      £81,565 Windows Cost of replacement windows and doors
      £14,274 VAT VAT

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Arise £1,000 Guaranteed
    Percy Bilton Charity £3,408 Guaranteed
    All Churches Trust Limited £500 Guaranteed
    Beatrice Laing Foundation £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Silverdale Holiday Centre, near Morecambe, is wholly owned and maintained by the Leeds Children's Charity. The property was purpose built to accommodate up to 60 children to enjoy a free holiday by the sea and in the countryside. It was completed in 1954 and is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty overlooking Morecambe Bay. Over 300 disadvantaged children enjoy time and space at Silverdale each year where they can play and be themselves away from hostile environments.


    The children and families who will benefit from this project live in the most deprived areas of Leeds and this may be the only opportunity they will have to escape their living conditions. The building is also used by local community groups, youth groups, walkers and ramblers, school parties, Duke of Edinburgh Award groups, cycling groups, specialist members groups, ie military vehicles, cars, training days and weekends, and family groups who require venues for special parties and functions.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    This charity was founded in 1904 and has many years of experience within the trustees, supporters and volunteers who help raise funds and support for its very worthwhile purpose. The charity has owned and maintained a property at Silverdale since its foundation, and has kept strict standards of maintenance in order to comply with all regulations and legislation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Board Of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees are made up of 15 volunteers who work really hard to ensure the governance and maintenance of the charity.

    Bridge Aluminium Systems Limited

    Bridge Aluminium Systems Limited are working closely with the charity to replace the windows and doors at Silverdale Holiday Centre.