04 September 2023
Throughout the 2023/24 season, Grant UK and Bath Rugby will be delivering a Grassroots Community Sustainability Programme to ten local primary schools. The Programme will build upon the Kick the Carbon campaign that Grant UK and Bath Rugby launched last year, raising awareness about sustainability and educating local schoolchildren about the different changes we can all make to be more environmentally friendly.
Reducing carbon emissions is a focus at the forefront of many peoples’ minds, whether it be making changes at an individual level or at a corporate level. Both Bath Rugby and Grant UK have been transforming their day-to-day operations to reduce their carbon footprint with Bath Rugby making significant progress in reducing the amount of plastic used at the Rec and Farleigh House, and with Grant UK launching their Grant Project Zero carbon reduction programme. As the official Grassroots Partner of Bath Rugby, Grant UK wants to support their local Premiership Rugby Club to raise awareness of sustainability in the local community and schools.
Through their Grassroots Community Sustainability Programme, Bath Rugby and Grant UK will be hosting a combination of classroom-based activities with rugby-based activities at ten schools local to Bath and Grant UK’s headquarters in Swindon. The sessions will include an hour of classroom learning followed by an hour of physical activities. The overarching theme of these educational sessions will be Kick the Carbon, with Bath Rugby and Grant UK raising awareness of climate change and showing schoolchildren how we can work together to lower carbon emissions.
“Here at Grant UK, we are striving to not only provide our customers with low carbon, renewable solutions to heat their homes with, but we are also working incredibly hard to become a more sustainable business throughout our operations,” comments Anna Wakefield, Head of Marketing at Grant UK. “Part of this involves supporting our local community with developing their understanding of sustainability and the changes they can make to be more environmentally friendly, whether that be recycling more, improving our home insulation or investing in low carbon technologies within the home.
“As the Official Sustainability and Grassroots Partner of Bath Rugby, we are looking forward to rolling out our Kick the Carbon campaign into local schools, educating the next generation about the importance of reducing our impact on the environment and making small changes that will make a big difference in the future. The Kick the Carbon Grassroots Community Sustainability Programme will combine fun-filled activities with key learning objectives which we hope will be both enjoyable and educational for local schoolchildren.”
Head of Business Development at Bath Rugby, Tom Giles, comments, “At a time when we’re all trying to make more eco-conscious decisions in our day to day lives, bringing Grant UK on board as both our Sustainability Partner and our Grassroots Partner will allow us to teach the next generation the importance of sustainability.
“Our Grassroots Team at the Club delivers some of the most premium rugby coaching in the south west region, so to be able to now add an extra element with the help from Grant UK only bolsters the offering from the Club. We have a strong and long-standing relationship with Grant UK and myself and my team are very much looking forward to continuing this partnership for seasons to come.”