After many months of grant funding effort for our new boat, we have been awarded a substantial amount from The National Lottery Community Fund towards the cost of our new purpose built boat. This was awarded not only for the charitable services to our local community, but also due to our environmental carbon neutral proposal i.e. an all electric custom built narrowboat, catering for our disabled passengers, but with no diesel or gas, no coal or naked flames. And of course meeting all the latest Health and Safety and Boat Building regulations.
Consequently, we have sourced a boat builder who has experience of building all electric boats. The new boat is expected to be delivered at the close of this current season (November 2020)
This is exciting news for The Hargreaves Narrowboat Trust and will contribute to the every increasing pressure of modern society to become a carbon neutral organisation.