Describe your project
We are in the process of upgrading to solar panels for the msueum inorder to be more greener. As part of this process we would like to install in the area to the side of the museum an LPG Stanby Generator with automatic activation that would be able to cut in should there be a power failure. This would allow us to remain open and if children were in the museum there teaching day would not be interrupted by a power cut
How will your project benefit your local community?
The museum apart from being open to the public on weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday's, is actually more of a teaching facility for mainly primary children. Due to our location we can be sursebatable power cuts which could interrupt the teaching. Schools locally and from father afield regularly attend the museum. We also cater for other groups such as the Normandy Veterans, the Evacuees Association, Dementia Groups, Womens Institute groups just to mention a few. The use of an LPG Standby generator would mean we could remain open for these groups and the public.
Please give details of any support you have from your local community
We currently receive support, not financially, from Aviation Heritage, Lincolnshire Heritage, Lincs County Council, Boston Borough Council. Many local people have supported the museum and donated items to us and we also have a very enthusiastic set of volunteers who without the museum could not function.
How many people will benefit from your project?
The size if the groups for children varies from a small group of 15 to a maximum of 60. However if you calculate these educational groups together with the private groups that attend and the general public we could be approaching upwards of possibly 40,000 people a year.
Tell us what you intend to spend the money on.
The grant would assist in the purchase of a Standby LPG Generator together with all the associated work required to install it which would include all the wiring and the automatic switch on facility should we encounter a power failure. An LPG Generator with a 47kg Calor Gas bottle for the size we require would give us 21 hours of electricity. It would also allow us to keep the dehumidifiers running in the rooms to avoid damage to the collection.
When was your project founded?
12th August 2017