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£1.9m confirmed for Climate Action Projects

On 2 April 2015, Aileen McLeod MSP announced community groups taking action against the damaging impacts of climate change are to benefit from £1.9 million from the Climate Challenge Fund.

The Climate Challenge Fund provides financial support for community groups to run projects to tackle climate change and help reduce their community’s carbon footprint.

Among the 26 recipients across Scotland sharing £1.9 million are:

  • The Udny Green Hall in Ellon, Aberdeenshire will benefit from an award of £150,000 to the Dr Spence Memorial Hall Committee for an energy efficiency refurbishment of the community-owned building.
  • Lambhill Stables in Glasgow receives £104,224.07 for its ‘Get Green’ project focused on local food growing and cycle training, maintenance and bicycle recycling.
  • Fyne Homes received £83,306 to help their tenants in Bute, Cowal, Mid Argyll and Kintyre to efficiently heat their homes, thus reducing energy use, carbon emissions and fuel poverty levels.
  • Greener Kirkcaldy receives £75,337 to build awareness, skills and opportunities for the local community to reduce waste by reducing, reusing and repairing goods and materials.
  • Fallin Community Enterprises in Stirling receives £149,063 to work with schools, businesses and the wider community to reduce car journeys by providing cycle training, bike maintenance classes and a bike loan scheme.

For further details visit the Scottish Government website.

 

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