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Schools reap the benefits from SELCHP 2014 - 14/05/2014

Deptford Park Primary School received £4,000 for a start-up scheme which will 
provide a Breakfast Club for infant children. This enables parents to drop off their 
children early and to work, as well as ensuring children from deprived families get a 
full breakfast and are on time for classes.
Ken Johnson, Head of Deptford Park Primary School, said: "We are delighted to 
receive this funding which means this important scheme can be set up, launched and 
run at an affordable cost, as well as being fully subsidised for the most economically 
disadvantaged families."
Sir Francis Drake Primary School, also in Deptford, applied for the funding of new 
overhead projectors to replace the existing projectors which beam light directly into 
the faces of teachers and pupils, posing a significant health and safety risk. The 
grant of £3,850 will enable five new projectors to be purchased.
Sam Earl, ICT Co-ordinator at Sir Francis Drake Primary School, said: "We are 
extremely thankful to SELCHP for their kind donation which will enable us to replace 
the hazardous old projectors with modern, safe equipment that will protect the 
eyesight of our pupils and staff."
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Moatbridge School in Eltham is a small special needs school for boys with serious 
emotional and behavioural difficulties. They have been awarded £4,000 to fund the 
Arts Award in Music course, which will give these disadvantaged children a sense of 
worth and help them achieve GCSE qualification. 
Hana Vencovska, Music Teacher at Moatbridge School, said: "Arts and music acts 
as a therapy to these children and allows them to express themselves. This grant 
will provide us with much-needed funding for the Arts Award in Music course as 
well as buying or replacing essential musical instruments, without which it would be 
impossible to teach the children."
SELCHP (South East London Combined Heat & Power), which is operated and 
jointly owned by the major environmental services organisation Veolia and French 
engineering company CNIM, has now granted over £250,000 through its Community 
Fund to local schools and community groups over the past 20 years.
Robbie Jameson, General Manager of SELCHP, said: "Every year the Fund supports 
some very noteworthy causes, but it must be said that this year the projects were of 
particular merit and we are very pleased to be able to award these schools for their 
worthy schemes."
Submissions are now being taken for the 2014-15 funding allocation. For further 
details on how to apply for a grant for a school or community project please visit:
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