Communities across Scotland will benefit from new support to tackle climate change and embrace the transition to a carbon-neutral society.
The latest round Climate Challenge Fund for 2019-21 will support 87 projects, including SCOREscotlands Green Futures Project, who has been awarded £282,867.
SCOREscotland’s Green Futures Project will support communities around the west of Edinburgh to reduce the amount of food, textiles and bikes destined for landfill. Initiatives include a Community Fridge, food sharing, repair workshops and a programme to increase awareness of climate change and how to help tackle it.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:
We all know the significant threats posed by climate change. It is a pressing global issue requiring action on an international scale, but positive and meaningful change can, and must, also take place at a local level.
This funding will allow a network of initiatives to continue to give people opportunities to embrace low-carbon living and do their bit to protect our planet, including car-sharing initiatives, making buildings more energy efficient and promoting sustainable, healthy food growing.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive, Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our society today, but it’s a challenge that communities across Scotland are responding to with enthusiasm and imagination thanks to the support of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.
Keep Scotland Beautiful has been proud to manage and develop the Climate Challenge Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government for the last decade. In addition to providing tailored support for projects awarded funding, we are delighted to offer free training, events and networking opportunities for any Scottish-based, community-led organisation wanting to take action on climate change.