Historic Grade II listed Moseley Road Baths in £74,100 lottery win
Written by Tristan Harris on August 19, 2018
THE MOSELEY Road Baths have received a £74,100 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Resilient Heritage Programme.
The funding will help pay for a Business Development Manager and a Volunteer Development Manager. Both will play an important role in continuing MRB’s work to keep Moseley Road Baths open for swimming.
A new pool cover and other energy saving equipment will mean increased energy and water efficiency, and will make this important Edwardian Grade II* listed pool more environmentally friendly and economical for the future.
Lifeguard training courses will help members of the community to develop their skills and gain qualifications and work experience, benefiting both Moseley Road Baths and the local area it has served for generations. Karen Leach,
Chair of Moseley Road Baths CIO said they were thrilled with the support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and see this as an important step in securing the baths’ long-term future.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of volunteer fundraisers and much appreciated assistance from the National Trust.
“We are looking forward to the challenges ahead and are determined to keep this much loved community pool open for swimming for all residents of Balsall Heath and surrounding areas.”
Vanessa Harbar, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands said “We are delighted to support this project, which, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, will mean that more people will be able to get involved with, protect, and learn about the exciting heritage right on their doorstep.”
Moseley Road Baths CIO is part of a ‘coalition of the willing’ led by the National Trust, whose members also include the Friends of Moseley Road Baths, Historic England, the World Monuments Fund and Civic.
he coalition is working in close partnership with Birmingham City Council, providing over £1 million for essential repairs and technical support, as well as working on a plan for the future sustainability of this special building.