The VC Gallery has benefitted from the National Grid Community Grant Programme. 

The funding has allowed the gallery to install double glazing replacement windows in their main hall which significantly contribute to energy efficiency by improving insulation and reducing heat loss. This not only helps in creating a more comfortable and welcoming environment but also aligns with sustainable practices. 

VC Gallery is very grateful to Dave at Halsteds of Pembroke, who supplied and fitted the windows.

“This will make a massive difference to us as the hall is an amazing resource for our Veterans and local community,” said a spokesperson last week. 

The VC Gallery at Pembroke Dock has a busy timetable each week: a shared lunch every Tuesday at 12.30pm, seated exercise class every Wednesday at 11am, Bingo every Friday at 1pm. These are as well as stand-alone events including Remembrance day, craft fairs, Christmas Fayre, talent shows and much more through the year. 

All details of activities and events can be found on the ‘What’s on’ page of the VC Gallery website.

The VC Gallery was set up in Haverfordwest in 2013 by Barry John MBE with the aim of supporting veterans transition back in to civilian life.

Since then, the charity has grown and now offers daily art activities for veterans and the wider community.  These activities run at both the Pembroke Dock and Haverfordwest hubs, Monday to Friday from 11am to 4pm. And anyone is welcome to pop in.

The National Grid Community Grant Programme funds initiatives that support hard-to-reach members of the community, improving diversity and inclusion, education projects, wellbeing and more.

By investing in green initiatives like these, our community is not only benefiting from improved facilities but also contributing to the larger goal of reducing energy consumption and minimising environmental impact. 

The use of funds for double glazing replacement windows aligns well with energy efficiency measures, as it can lead to long-term cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

This project showcases the positive outcomes that can result from community-focused green energy initiatives. It’s essential to share success stories like this to inspire others to embrace sustainable practices and explore similar funding opportunities. May it continue to be a warm and welcoming space for years to come.