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bakerynewovenWell known Island business Scarrots Lane Bakery has received a grant of £5,000 from Low Carbon Workspaces to install a more efficient oven.

The Bakery, which employs 20 people, produces an extensive range of bakery and confectionery items.  All their products are made from scratch in Newport, adjacent to which they have a small retail outlet. Scarrots Lane Bakery also supplies cafes and shops across the Island.

The Bakery has been managed by social enterprise Island Community Ventures since 2012. Island Community Ventures was set up to fund the work that the charity Community Action Isle of Wight undertakes to support voluntary and community efforts on the Island. All profits from the Scarrots Lane Bakery go back into the community, so by reducing its energy costs, the bakery will be able to put more money back into charitable works.

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Mike Bulpitt, Director Island Community Ventures and CEO of Community Action IW says:

 “We are thrilled to be awarded this grant. By increasing its energy efficiency, the bakery can continue to produce delicious bread, cakes and pastries whilst helping the local community even more.”

“It’s simple! The more you buy from Scarrots Lane, the more funds we will have to support Island residents.”

Photographed: Antony North, baker of 8 years

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