Climate Challenge Fund – Round 23
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced on 20 February 2017 the award of £9.97 million for 113 community-led projects in the 23rd round of grants from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.
The projects offered grant are:
Robert Gordon University Student Association will run the RGU:Revolve project to give a second chance to clothes, electricals, bikes and household items normally discarded and sent to landfill at the end of term. The project will include a series of workshops, swap shops and outreach sessions to build a culture of reuse that will have a positive impact for years to come. £145,093 (includes maximum funding of £14,562 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Aberdeen Multicultural Centre’s Green Futures project will work with 100 households from targeted communities and help them to improve home energy efficiency and choose lower carbon travel alternatives. The project will increase awareness of the effects of climate change and the need to reduce carbon footprints. Project activities include home energy efficiency advice visits and workshops and the provision of cycle training and loan bikes. £112,636
The Town is the Garden is a horticultural programme by Deveron Arts aiming to improve Huntly’s potential to grow more of its own food and create a more sustainable local food economy. A gardener in residence and trainee gardener will offer information and workshops on how to grow food and compost. Additional initiatives include a community compost network, surplus food exchange scheme and opportunities to learn more about carbon emissions and climate change. It is hoped to develop Huntly into a low carbon garden town that celebrates locally grown produce. £44,406
Garioch Sports Centre Goes Green is a project to install energy efficient LED lighting and draught proofing measures at Garioch Sports Centre to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Garioch Sports Trust will run the project and also aim to help the local community reduce home energy use and learn more about the impacts of climate change. £86,300 (includes maximum funding of £21,350 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Room to Roam Further is a project run by Huntly and District Development Trust which will allow Co-Wheels Huntly to continue providing low cost, low carbon transport for Huntly and District. The project will support the operation of the two existing low emission cars, allow the addition of an electric vehicle to the fleet and help run an education programme in the community. £29,857
Links Park Community Trust will utilise the power and widespread appeal of sport and in particular football to inspire change in Montrose and the Mearns. The innovative Tackling Carbon project will engage children in a fun yet challenging educational programme and develop an intergenerational recycling initiative, both of which will seek to reduce carbon emissions through a change in behaviour and actions relating to energy efficiency and waste. £30,292
Argyll & Bute
The 4 Greener Lorn Islands project will be delivered by The Lorn Island Partnership of Eilean Easdeal, Isle of Kerrera Development Trust, Lismore Community Trust and the Isle of Luing Community Trust. The project will secure a glass imploder for each island and improve recycling facilities. The project will also provide a series of community workshops aimed at helping people to reduce and reuse waste. £148,927 (includes maximum funding of £65,091 from the European Regional Development Fund).
The Lightening the Load project run by Iona Renewables Group will help people who live on, work on and visit Iona to learn about their carbon footprint and how to reduce it. The project will help homeowners, tenants and businesses to access energy efficiency surveys and provide a variety of additional support to ensure that any recommended physical improvements to buildings that will reduce energy use do take place. £39,937
FyneHEAT – Fyne Homes Energy Action for Tenants is a project run by Fyne Homes to help tenants learn how to reduce their energy use, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty. The project will provide energy saving advice surgeries in the Fyne Homes communities of Bute, Dunoon, Campbeltown and Lochgilphead. Advice offered will also help tenants to develop an increased awareness of the links between energy use and climate change. £64,717
The Mull and Iona Community Trust project, More MESS & Waste LESS aims to provide education and practical demonstrations to show that waste materials are a valuable community asset that can provide environmental and economic benefits to the islands. The project will make savings in carbon emissions through diverting waste from landfill for reuse, upcycling and recycling. £55,428 (includes maximum funding of £26,001 from the European Regional Development Fund).
City of Edinburgh
Communities for Conservation is a project run by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council to empower ethnic minority communities in Edinburgh and Livingston in initiatives related to energy saving, cycling and food growing. Project activities include home energy advice visits to help householders reduce energy use, carbon emissions and move out of fuel poverty. The project will also offer bikeability classes, food growing workshops and events to mainstream the topic of climate change. £108,687
The Welcoming Association will run the Welcoming A Greener Future project to help the Syrian refugee community in Edinburgh to reduce carbon emissions by developing skills and understanding in relation to home energy efficiency and the reuse and recycling of household items. Project activities will include provision of home energy efficiency advice, a reuse programme for clothes, furniture and home electrical items, plus support to develop a wider understanding of climate change. £88,245
WHALE Arts will continue the growth of community-led carbon reduction in Wester Hailes through the Westburn CAN project. The project will creatively engage local people in food growing, waste reduction and increasing understanding of carbon emissions. £74,198
SCOREscotland’s Green Futures Project will help meet demand by diverse communities in West and South West Edinburgh for activities including cycle training, home food growing and opportunities for young people to learn about climate change in a fun way. Further project activities will help people to improve home energy efficiency, increase understanding of carbon emissions and extend awareness of climate change. £139,575
The SHRUB Swap & Reuse Hub is an exciting low carbon project led by the student community through Swap and Reuse Hub Cooperative (Edinburgh). The project will increase awareness of sustainability issues and create solutions that will help the community to make big savings in carbon emissions. Based at the SHRUB Coop, on Guthrie Street this social hub will provide inspiration for low carbon lifestyles with a SwapShop, regular upcycling workshops, a food sharing network, bike maintenance workshops and educational events with many volunteering opportunities all aimed towards building a low carbon circular economy in the heart of the city. £107,759 (includes maximum funding of £12,358 from the European Regional Development Fund).
MY Adventure’s Chain Reaction Project will increase access to cycling and active travel in areas of deprivation across the City of Edinburgh. The project will engage with other community organisations to support a behavioural change leading to a healthier low carbon lifestyle through a sustainable investment in cycling. £97,443
Our Low Carbon Community is a project run by Transition Heriot-Watt to reduce the environmental impact of everyday actions at Heriot-Watt University. The project includes a range of low carbon activities such as the collection and redistribution of items no longer needed by students at the end of term and support for students and staff to reduce energy use and travel more sustainably. £120,125
The Edinburgh Tool Library will make tool lending accessible to more of Edinburgh by expanding their Edinburgh Tool Network. The project will partner with council-run libraries to bring a variety of tools closer to many more people. £29,796 (includes maximum funding of £10,718 from the European Regional Development Fund).
The Tullibody Community Garden (2) is a project run by Tullibody Healthy Living to increase the amount of food grown in the community garden. The project will create opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to volunteer and learn how to grow and cook fresh fruit and vegetables as well as understanding the link between food and carbon footprints. £94,298
Dumfries & Galloway
The Furniture Project (Stranraer) Limited will run the Wigtownshire Reuse Partnership Development Programme to increase the number of people throughout Wigtownshire that have a clear understanding of how to reuse items and how to use the Community Reuse Centre. The project will include work with the general public, local schools, council departments and community groups to share information about reuse activities and the reduction in carbon emissions that can be achieved from them. £33,646 (includes maximum funding of £9,946 from the European Regional Development Fund).
The Drumgieth Pavilion improvements is a project run by Fairfield Community Sports Hub to create a more energy efficient indoor facility with reduced carbon emissions that all members of the community can access. The project will also provide information to the wider community about the benefits of car sharing and home energy efficiency measures that will reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and help tackle fuel poverty. £129,622 (includes maximum funding of £36,728 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Yusuf Youth Initiative in Dundee will run the Equilibrium project to help young people and members of local ethnic minority communities to reduce their carbon emissions. Workshops, information and support will be provided to help people improve home energy efficiency, choose sustainable travel options and learn how to grow their own food and reduce food waste. The project will also provide further information on carbon emissions and climate change. £61,100
EcoAbertay is a project run by Abertay Student Association. Within the Abertay community the project will promote sustainable behaviour, primarily by providing support for students and staff to adopt more active forms of travel and reduce the wasting of resources such as energy, fuel and materials. The project will also develop a community food growing garden near campus in collaboration with Dundee City Council and other partners. £59,605
The Gate Church Carbon Saving Project aims to help the local community adopt low carbon lifestyles while providing help to those experiencing fuel and material poverty across Dundee. Gate Church International SCIO will work in partnership with Dundee Foodbank and Dundee Clothes Bank to run a pilot scheme, which if successful has the potential to be developed nationally. Further savings in carbon emissions will be achieved through installation of energy efficiency measures at the Grade A listed St Mark’s Church on Perth Road and the community centre on Greenfield Place. £105,000 (includes maximum funding of £24,148 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise will create a sports kit and boot recycling scheme, energy efficient bulk laundry system and a climate change awareness programme within four local primary schools. £52,236
Twechar’s Growing is a project run by Twechar Community Action in East Dunbartonshire to increase the amount of food grown locally at the community garden and provide advice on how to tackle food waste. Staff will offer training to local residents on how to grow their own food at the community garden while outreach activities will include classes on how to cook with leftovers and locally produced food. £48,339
Sustaining Dunbar will establish Dunbar Waste Innovation Centre to provide opportunities for creative and innovative uses for currently ‘worthless’ waste streams. Staff will offer practical community classes and activities to show how to deal with specific waste streams. The project will address a significant gap in local provision for reuse and repair, nurture the development of a more circular local economy and significantly reduce waste to landfill whilst providing local opportunities for skills, training, innovation and incubation of new enterprises. £147,096 (includes maximum funding of £55,454 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Woodfarm Education Centre will build upon previous work to help tackle climate change through the Healthy Living and Sustaining East Renfrewshire project. The project will help manage household waste with a focus on recycling and upcycling initiatives, plus a regular Swap Shop. This will be coupled with initiatives to increase levels of sustainable travel with provision of cycle skills training, walking clubs and promotion of available public transport. £101,559
Auchenback Active Limited will run the Auchenback Climate Challenge Project which will support the community to reduce carbon emissions by establishing a new food growing site and creating a team of trained Food Growing and Food Waste Champions. Additional project activities include the development of a community learning network to share knowledge, information and practical skills which address food waste. £96,443
Revive Falkirk is an initiative run by Forth Environment Link to create of a new kind of community reuse space in the Town Centre which will breathe new life into old or unwanted items. The project will put carbon savings at the forefront of delivering innovation in reuse and retailing and transform items that would otherwise be condemned to landfill. £97,633
Re-Union Canal Boats, a canalside social enterprise in Falkirk, will run activities on and off the water, offering education on the impacts of climate change and ways to reduce local carbon emissions. Activities delivered through the Re-Cycling with Re-Union Canal Boats project include extensive canal clean-ups with a focus on recycling items recovered, plus a cycle lending and training scheme. £62,215
Charlie’s Green Angels is a project run by Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative which aims to inspire and support the Levenmouth community to tackle climate change. The project will focus on supporting and upskilling local people in three areas; food (growing, cooking composting and reducing food waste), waste (repairing, swapping, upcycling and recycling) and education and legacy (including planning for the future and sharing of knowledge through educational workshops and programmes). £37,973
Tayport Community Trust PLANT gardening group will help to reduce local carbon emissions and tackle climate change through doubling the growing space at Tayport Community Garden. The project will also provide a range of activities and events to help people of all ages and levels of experience to learn and share practical food growing skills. £53,366
St Andrews Community Carbon Challenge builds on a successful partnership of St Andrews Botanic Gardens, St Andrews Environmental Network and Transition University of St Andrews to create a low carbon living programme and community space in St Andrews. These organisations will work together to provide practical energy efficiency demonstrations while expanding educational programmes and developing opportunities to share resources such as tools and bikes and skills such as planting and growing. £149,986
Fit for Purpose is a project to collect, refurbish and redistribute neglected old tools and further develop food growing activities at The Ecology Centre’s new site at Kinghorn Loch. The project will also create a Recycle It Zone as a demonstration area offering visitors the chance to learn more about recycling, including how The Ecology Centre reuses and recycles tools and composts. £48,471
Kirkcaldy Central Mosque & Community Centre will run the Kirkcaldy Ethnic Minority Green Project to empower the ethnic minority community in Kirkcaldy to adopt low carbon lifestyles and help tackle climate change. Project activities will include climate change awareness workshops and a suite of support to help households improve home energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty. The project will also establish a community garden where the community can learn how to grow their own food. £83,247
(Really) too good to waste is a project run by Greener Kirkcaldy to encourage the community of Kirkcaldy to reduce waste and reuse and repair more by increasing awareness and building skills and opportunities. The project will carry out programmes of practical events and workshops in deprived areas of the community, backed up by community-based social marketing activities and engagement with local groups. £69,644
Greener Kirkcaldy’s Climate Change and Our Lives project will raise awareness of climate change and the connection to homes and behaviours. The project will increase skills and confidence around energy use and lower carbon travel choices. Project activities include supporting volunteer Climate Champions who will engage their peers to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of 500 households and a new pilot travel behaviour change project aiming to reduce car use for short journeys and encourage people to carpool and drive more efficiently. £149,977
Local Food Works is a project run by Falkland Stewardship Trust to encourage people to enjoy and buy locally produced food. The project will run a local food market, community growing spaces, food workshops and community meals. This will make it easier to access, cultivate, harvest, process, cook, taste and celebrate local food. The project aims to create a more sustainable, resilient and healthy local food economy that leads to a proven reduction in carbon emissions through the food chain network. £50,843
Gallatown Bike Hub will run the Power ti yer Pedals project to get more people out cycling and to help them swap local car travel for trips by bike. The project will improve access to bikes in the local area and run a programme of activities which includes bike repairs, led rides and local bikeability training in schools, community spaces and businesses. The project will also retrofit 100 bikes with dynamos so they are able to charge mobile phones and other devices when cycled. £28,226
KPC: Waste not Want is a project run by Kinning Park Complex to reuse and repurpose as much of the waste as possible from the Kinning Park Complex. The project will also use potential food waste for a community meals programme. Additional activities will seek to increase understanding of carbon emissions in the community by sparking new conversations about waste and provide creative workshops where experts show how to upcycle materials such as plastics. £133,080 (includes maximum funding of £47,371 from the European Regional Development Fund).
West of Scotland Regional Equality Council will work with ethnic minority communities in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire to highlight climate change and how to effectively reduce carbon emissions. The Cook Grow Sew and Change project will deliver various activities based around energy efficiency, low carbon food, zero waste textiles and growing your own food. The project will also undertake awareness raising activities to encourage people from all ages to take the lower carbon route as part of their daily lifestyles. £146,397
Tron St Mary’s Parish Church in Glasgow will run The Tron St Mary’s Growing Community project to increase food growing sites within local schools and to highlight the advantages of growing your own in terms of lower carbon emissions and improved health. The project will also increase awareness of the benefits of reducing food waste and provide assistance for the local community to reduce home energy use and choose more sustainable travel options. £49,795
The Chinese Community Development Partnership will run the Chinese Climate Change Project to help the Chinese community in Glasgow reduce their carbon emissions. This community-led project will offer support to achieve improvements in home energy efficiency which will tackle both carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Additional activities aim to increase levels of sustainable travel, while wider engagement will explain the links between everyday lifestyle and climate change. £79,072
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative will build on the Milton CRUNCH 3 project by extending existing growing, composting and cooking initiatives at Milton Community Garden to involve new groups. Alongside the many food-related environmental activities, Milton CRUNCH 4 will involve a People’s Shed built from recycled materials, a new community upcycling and repair site and an upcycled box bike which will provide a mobile Barra for garden produce. £69,905
The Bike Station Academy: VeloSchool is a project run by Glasgow Bike Station to create a lasting and sustainable change in the way that pupils, parents and staff make the journey to school. A combination of awareness raising events, practical training opportunities and increased access to bikes and cycling facilities will support a shift from motorised to active travel. By reaching pupils at a young age, a school cycling culture will be created, laying the foundations for a lower carbon future across the whole school community. £149,570
Lunch for Less is an initiative by Annexe Communities, based in Partick, that will help reduce carbon emissions caused by food waste that is currently sent to landfill. Supermarket in-date surplus food will be transformed into nutritious three-course meals to benefit 60 older people. Weekly workshops will support residents to improve their food waste management and encourage them to use newly available council food waste facilities. £37,275
Growing Together is a project run by the Concrete Garden to continue supporting the local community to reduce carbon emissions through the development of dynamic local food production, sustainable transport and creative waste activities. The Concrete Garden believes that when communities grow gardens, gardens grow communities. £144,380
The Shia Asna Islamic Centre in Glasgow will install energy efficient measures to save energy and decrease carbon emissions. Additional activities include advice and support for 500 members of the Shia Asna Islamic Centre community on home energy efficiency, fuel poverty and climate change. £135,037
The Haghill Shift Project will be run by Milnbank Housing Association to encourage people to use a bike for local trips instead of car travel and will provide 40 refurbished bikes with panniers at the Hub in Alexandra Park. The project will also expand local food growing space and offer support and training to help people grow their own local food. £138,991
Revival Project is an initiative by Nae Such Thing Cafe in Glasgow which will intercept and redistribute food that would have been wasted. Healthy meals will be available on a pay as you feel basis, bringing people together for food, music, games, upcycling workshops and opportunities to learn more about carbon emissions and climate change. £74,274 (includes maximum funding of £29,159 from the European Regional Development Fund).
The African Carbon Reduction Scheme will be delivered by African Challenge Scotland and will help ethnic minority communities in North Glasgow reduce domestic energy use, carbon emissions and fuel poverty levels. The project will provide one-to-one support and outreach work to help households improve their energy efficiency. The project will also raise awareness of climate change in North Glasgow and its global affects by holding educational discussion workshops. £30,919
St. Paul’s Youth Forum will build on their youth-led urban growing project by expanding activities into the wider Blackhill and Provanmill community through the Possibility Grows and Cycles Here project. As well as additional growing space, the project will provide training and support to help people switch from car to bike and engaging activities to increase understanding of carbon emissions and climate change. £67,127
The Titwood Sports Ground Trust aims to make Clydesdale Cricket Club the greenest clubhouse in Scotland. The Clydesdale Low Carbon Club Project will enable the clubhouse and playing area to become significantly more energy efficient while energy advisors and transport specialists will help members, their families and the local community to improve their own home energy efficiency and live greener lifestyles. £89,284 (includes maximum funding of £24,998 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Embedding North Glasgow’s Green Legacy is a project run by Ng homes (North Glasgow Housing Association) to help local people to save energy, reduce levels of fuel poverty and reduce, reuse and recycle more. The project will provide a variety of support including home energy efficiency advice and create infrastructure to enable more furniture and textiles to be saved from landfill and redistributed. Group events and workshops will raise awareness of climate change issues and build community knowledge, skills and capacity. £137,587
Low Carbon Al-Meezan is a project run by Al-Meezan in Glasgow to build on the willingness of 1000 Muslim users that want to be supported to decrease their carbon emissions. The project will help the community to adopt low carbon activities in their extended family lives, at home and at Al-Meezan. Project activities include provision of further local food growing space and training and a series of workshops and swap shops to help reduce waste. The project will also provide a variety of support for greener travel including fuel efficient driver training and cycle maintenance, training and route planning. £146,626
Growing together in Greener Lambhill is a project run by Lambhill Stables to help reduce local carbon emissions. The project, which is based on the Forth and Clyde Canal in North Glasgow, will support the community to grow their own food in allotments and portable growing spaces situated on derelict and underused land. Further initiatives include cycle skills and maintenance training to encourage a shift from cars to bikes for local travel. £139,199
Re-Connect Glasgow is a project run by Connect Community Trust to reduce the amount of material currently being landfilled as well as creating training and employment opportunities for local people. The project will establish a local base for compacting of plastic and cans which will then be recycled and run a scheme to redistribute quality second hand furniture. Additional activities include training on how to repair items such as furniture and support to upcycle waste items into jewellery. £62,888 (includes maximum funding of £12,876 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Climate Action Resilience & Health is a project run by Saheliya in North Glasgow. The project will support vulnerable ethnic minority women to reduce their carbon footprint by learning how growing and cooking local food, upcycling and composting helps tackle climate change and improves lives. The Saheliya Greens market garden and upcycling initiatives will increase the amount of low carbon food and clothes produced in North Glasgow and provide volunteering, training and sustainable employment opportunities for vulnerable women. £144,142 (includes maximum funding of £16,874 from the European Regional Development Fund).
The Future is Bright is a project run by Glasgow Central Mosque to reduce local carbon emissions through installation of energy efficient measures such as LED lighting in the Mosque. The project will also provide home energy efficiency advice and promote sustainable travel alternatives by setting up a car sharing initiative, providing cycle parking and working towards the installation of an electric vehicle charging bay. £102,477 (includes maximum funding of £21,713 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Glasgow Mena Trust will run the Mena Low Carbon Initiative to save energy and carbon emissions through improvements to the insulation of its community centre building. The project will also work with the community to raise awareness of low carbon and energy efficiency measures within households. Further activities include a bike lending scheme to advocate cycling as a lower carbon alternative to local car travel. £128,903
The Waste as Asset Project is an initiative run by Community Asset Project in Glasgow. The project will work with 80 households of the Portuguese speaking community living in social housing in the East End of Glasgow and provide practical workshops, activities, film shows, consultation and discussion to prevent household waste, extend the life of products and raise awareness of climate change. £51,248 (includes maximum funding of £16,419 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Growing Connections is a project run by Urban Roots Initiative to establish a programme of food growing and waste reduction activities in Toryglen. A thriving food growing space will be developed at Polmadie Plots and strong links made with local community food initiatives. Additional activities include provision of workshops, volunteering opportunities and social events to help people take simple but effective action to reduce carbon footprints in their daily lives. The project will engage local residents with the challenges of combating and adapting to climate change and reducing their carbon footprints. £19,712
South Seeds is extending its successful home energy auditing service to more residents by including Mount Florida and reaching out to those who are most vulnerable and suffering from fuel poverty. Working in collaboration with other agencies, South Seeds will continue to pull in support to help local businesses reduce energy use and support local primary schools to get smarter with their energy use, moving the Southside towards a low carbon future from a new base on Victoria Road. £116,618
Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust will run the East Sutherland Energy Advice Service to offer home energy advice, helping the community to improve energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and helping to tackle climate change. Support will be available to homeowners and those living in private or social housing. £89,702
Lairg & District Learning Centre will run the Energy Savers – Train to Gain project which will provide workshops and classes to help the local community reduce carbon emissions through saving energy, reducing waste and growing their own food. Outreach training and events will run across Sutherland, including Energy Cafes where staff will advise community members about energy saving measures. £112,877 (includes maximum funding of £23,595 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Keep Raasay Warm is a project run by Raasay Development Trust to cut local carbon emissions, reduce fuel poverty and increase fuel security. The project will process and deliver sustainably grown fuel wood logs which will replace imported gas and coal in households and businesses on the island. £64,248
New Start Highland will develop more opportunities for the Highland public to participate in upcycling through Remade@NewStart! The project will save items from landfill and offer opportunities for people to learn painting, joinery and upholstery skills, helping add years of life back into everyday furniture and household goods. £93,595
Lochaber Environmental Group will run the Lochaber Waste and Energy Project to help residents throughout Lochaber reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact. The project will empower people to reduce waste, to reuse and recycle household items and to improve domestic energy efficiency. £99,966
Cantraybridge Energy Opportunities for Life is a project run by Cantraybridge College to create of a skilled team of young people that can refurbish and improve the energy efficiency of properties. The team will also provide advice and guidance to their peers and the wider community on options for efficient energy use. £52,652
Raasay House Community Company will run the Raasay Roots Shoots and Fruits project to bring the community-owned Walled Garden back into production. The garden will provide locally grown fruit and vegetables to sell through the community shop, reducing carbon emissions as less produce will need to be imported. The project will also share information, allowing people to make informed environmental choices about the food they eat. £60,987
Draught Busting Caithness is a project run by Pentland Housing Association that will focus on providing energy efficiency advice to the most vulnerable households throughout the Caithness community in a friendly, understandable and practical manner. Householders in this rural part of Scotland who are struggling with fuel costs, draughty properties and suffering from fuel poverty will benefit from a fully trained adviser visiting their homes to provide energy efficiency advice and fit remedial draught proofing measures. As a result of the advice the community will see a reduction in energy use, fuel costs, fuel poverty and carbon emissions. £42,978
The Broadford and Strath Community Company, based in the south of Skye, will reduce local carbon emissions through creation of new community food growing areas in collaboration with a wide cross-section of the community. The project will also increase composting capacity, create a new surplus wood reuse facility and run a Climate Change and Environmental Awareness programme. £58,900 (includes maximum funding of £12,875 from the European Regional Development Fund).
The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust will run the Eigg Island Going Greener project and provide residents with advice on energy efficiency to reduce overall energy usage and carbon emissions. The project will also supply locally sourced and seasoned wood to help residents and businesses switch from higher carbon forms of heating such as coal and oil. £130,550
Ready Steady Spean Bridge is a project run by Spean Bridge Community Centre to support the community move towards a more sustainable and low carbon lifestyle. Elements of the project include increasing local food production, a continued reduction in food waste, lowering of domestic energy consumption and promotion of greener transport and travel. £29,467
The Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association will run the Seed to Wok project to help develop skills for a sustainable community. The project will provide home energy efficiency advice to reduce home energy use, carbon emissions and help tackle fuel poverty faced by community members. Additional activities include provision of access to local food growing space, cookery workshops to showcase inventive ways of reusing leftovers and a compost collection service. £68,770
Greenock Morton Community Trust Limited will use the Greenock Morton Football Club brand to help the Inverclyde community to reduce their carbon emissions and contribute to tackling climate change. The Greener Morton project will include a mobile sports kit and boot recycling facility, lessons on climate change with local schools and an eco-open day. £56,753
Connecting Food Growing Across Inverclyde is a project run by Belville Community Garden Trust to cut carbon emissions caused by food production. The project will support people in one of Scotland’s most deprived communities to create an inclusive and skills based enterprise where they can grow their own sustainable source of food and sell to the wider community. Volunteers will develop new skills, grow their own food, gain in confidence and develop networks and relationships across their local community. This will develop Belville into a small, locally resourced business enterprise teaching people how to reduce food related carbon emissions. £119,441
Recycle Upcycle – Plastic Fantastic, will involve RIG Arts Ltd working with the community in the Broomhill area of Greenock to reuse and repurpose household textiles and furniture currently sent to landfill. The project will also introduce innovative plastic recycling technology, allowing members of the community to easily recycle in a fun and interactive way. £74,043 (includes maximum funding of £26,931 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Community Tracks Inverclyde is a project run by Inverclyde Community Development Trust that will help Inverclyde residents choose cycling as a viable, enjoyable and healthy alternative to car travel. Project activities include cycle training and maintenance workshops and a range of social inclusion and skills development opportunities. The project will also offer bike maintenance, refurbishment and recycling services. £98,661
Greening Gorebridge is a local climate change hub and network run by Gorebridge Community Development Trust. Greening Gorebridge will support the community to change simple aspects of daily life such as choosing sustainable travel options and reducing food waste. Creative and inspiring workshops and activities are planned to support the journey to make Gorebridge a healthier, happier and more active low carbon community. £85,500
Buckpool Golf, Sports & Social Club will run The Energy Efficiency Improvement Project which will involve the installation of insulation and energy efficient lighting. The project will also produce educational and display materials to inspire members, users of the club and the wider Buckpool community in and around Moray to undertake similar measures to save energy and carbon emissions in their own homes and businesses. £148,752 (includes maximum funding of £71,876 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Earthtime’s UP Project: Repair and Share, will be run by Earthtime For All Ltd and will involve the opening of a new repair and reuse hub in Elgin. The hub will reduce the amount of items ending up in landfill and will hold basic sewing, woodwork, repair and maintenance workshops, plus a weekly drop-in session. £72,270 (includes maximum funding of £33,615 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Grow Elgin and Beyond! is a project run by REAP that will continue work with the community in Elgin to develop community food growing spaces. Further activities to reduce local carbon emissions include grow-your-own workshops, food waste reduction advice and collection by e-bike, plus taste and share locally sourced lunches. £66,761
Arran Eco Savvy Community will run the Arran Eco Savvy Reuse & Reduce project on Arran. The project will reduce local carbon emissions through a sustainable lifestyle road show including low carbon living workshops, upcycling demonstrations and an exhibition of work in the nine villages of Arran. The project will help people develop creative solutions to reuse a host of items including damaged or unwanted fabrics, clothing, bedding and books. £63,436 (includes maximum funding of £31,718 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Arran Community Land Initiative aims to increase the amount of food grown on the community land and to make this available locally through the Arran Fabulous Community Food project. With community involvement, the project aims to provide healthy, nutritious food with a low carbon footprint for the people on the Isle of Arran for years to come. £52,430
Towards Orkney Zerowaste is a project run by Orkney Zerowaste to reduce carbon emissions associated with local avoidable waste, including small household items, textiles and food. The project will develop a series of reuse and repair workshops hosted by local experts to pass on skills and initiatives to decrease food waste and raise levels of composting. Further activities to reduce consumption involve promotion of a tool lending library and extension of the life of existing goods through a reuse yard. £68,149 (includes maximum funding of £33,870 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Sustainable Papa Westray is a community project led by Papay Community Co-operative which aims to create a low carbon future for the island of Papa Westray. The project will install insulation and energy saving measures at Beltane House to provide a warm, sustainable and energy efficient community centre. The project will also create an eco-workshop for local community recycling activities with a part-time Energy Saving & Recycling Officer working with the community to improve home energy efficiency and recycling rates. £117,300 (includes maximum funding of £48,847 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Perth & Kinross
HEAT Rattray is a new initiative managed by the Ericht Trust to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty in the town of Rattray and the rural area to the north known as Mount Blair, plus Kirkmichael and Glen Shee. The project will provide energy efficiency advice and access to additional support that will help householders improve home energy efficiency. The project will also work with community groups, community leaders and schools to increase understanding of carbon emissions and climate change. £68,076
10 miles Tayside is a new community food growing project based in Spittalfield and run by Tayside Growers Co-op. The project will seek to decrease carbon emissions through increasing the amount of local produce available to people within 10 miles of Spittalfield. Two polytunnels and a rainwater collection system will be constructed with events, workshops and volunteering opportunities to help the community increase their knowledge of food production and how this links to climate change. £38,019
Local Energy Action Plan will run the YEP! (Youth Engagement Programme) which will include the ReMode shop. The shop will contain redesigned clothing, a learning hub and workshop space. The YEP! is devised by and for young people across six rural Renfrewshire communities and will develop ReMode as a circular economy enterprise engaging the young and wider community in workshops, pop-up events and social gatherings to achieve textile waste reduction. £77,990 (includes maximum funding of £27,830 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Brighter Warmer Renfrewshire is a project run by Local Energy Action Plan to support individuals, families and community groups across Renfrewshire to improve home energy efficiency, helping to reduce carbon emissions and tackle both fuel poverty and climate change. The project will also help people to gain new skills and work together to make better use of the resources they have to realise a vision of a Brighter, Warmer Renfrewshire. £148,900
The Seedhill Urban Growing & Regeneration Project (SUGaR) is an initiative run by Williamsburgh Housing Association to help tenants and local residents by establishing community growing spaces on small neglected sites within the neighbourhood of Seedhill in Paisley. The project will also deliver seasonal and thematic events designed to raise community awareness and understanding of climate change, plus practical ways to reduce carbon emissions. £72,632
The Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland Engage, Empower Embed E3 project will deliver dynamic engagement and action on sustainability for students, staff and the local community. The project is centred around Sustainability Hubs at UWS Ayr and Paisley Campuses, providing key focal points for increasing understanding of carbon emissions and action on climate change. The project will support the establishment of a Circular Economy through tool libraries and repair and upcycling workshops aimed at upskilling the community and empowering them to keep goods in use for as long as possible. £86,506
Food for a better climate is a project run by Whitmuir Community Farm. The project will provide rural food waste collection, an on-farm composting service, access to the 2000m2 community growing plot and support for local residents to reduce and recycle their food waste. The project will also grow local, organic food for schools and the wider community and engage people from across Scotland in learning about food and climate change. £149,296
Food for Life is a project run by You Can Cook to provide the local community in Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Traquair with opportunities to grow their own lower carbon food and reduce food waste. New growing spaces will be developed while training workshops will help people to develop the skills and experience to grow their own food and cook meals that use local, seasonal produce with minimal waste. £105,014
Grow, Cook, Build, Own is the Peebles Community Action Network project to empower local people and families to build a sustainable Peebles. The project will support the efficient use of natural resources and reduce local carbon emissions by expanding community food growing facilities and raising awareness of growing and buying local, seasonal food and reducing food waste. £90,428
Fetlar Developments Ltd will run the Fetlar Community Growing Project to help residents on the island of Fetlar to reduce local carbon emissions by growing their own fresh fruit and vegetables. The project will include the construction of seven ‘polycrub’ type polytunnels. It will also establish a community composting scheme and hold an annual low carbon open day. £81,202
Green Community Superheroes is a project run by Ayr United Football Academy to create four sports equipment reuse centres in South Ayrshire. The project will also deliver educational sessions based around climate change in local primary and nursery schools and establish a school uniform reuse scheme. £68,768
R:evolve Recycle is an intergenerational project run by Lightburn Elderly Association Project Ltd aiming to help tackle climate change by utilising the experience found within the older generation, bringing back a ‘make-do-and-mend’ culture. The project aims to make swapping, sharing and upcycling a natural part of high streets in South Lanarkshire by providing a number of initiatives including a chain of swap shop boutiques, repair and upcycling workshops and an education programme for young people. £143,416 (includes maximum funding of £41,075 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Blantyre Soccer Academy wants to prove that Blantyre Bikes Better by offering local children and families more sustainable and healthy travel opportunities to get about in Blantyre. Project activities such as cycle training, assistance with bike maintenance and route planning will reduce local carbon emissions by helping families out of their cars and on their bikes for local travel. £79,831
Central Scotland Regional Equality Council will run the Forth Valley Communities for Conservation project to help 120 households from ethnic minority communities across the Forth Valley to improve household energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Additional activities including fuel efficient driver training and a series of events to raise awareness of climate change and ways to reduce carbon emissions. £111,166
Stirling Food Hub is a project run by Forth Environment Link which will establish a permanent food hub in Stirling and build on their experience of working with local communities, schools and food businesses to get more local food on more local plates. The project will also reduce local carbon emissions by helping people to reduce food waste, lower domestic energy use, and increase journeys made by active travel methods. £128,607
Transition Stirling will roll out a mobile tool library, providing deliveries and collections of tools across the local area through Transition Stirling’s Mobile Tool Library. The city centre cafe will become a repair cafe, where tools and electronic equipment can be repaired and from which there will be workshops on furniture refurbishment, sewing, mending, growing, cooking, foraging and more. £145,241 (includes maximum funding of £48,195 from the European Regional Development Fund).
Climate Challenge Braeport is an initiative of Dunblane Development Trust to reduce carbon emissions in the community of Dunblane. The project will improve the energy efficiency of the Braeport Centre and encourage active travel such as walking and cycling instead of car travel to the Centre and in the wider community. £93,384 (includes maximum funding of £35,353 from the European Regional Development Fund).
McLaren Community Leisure Centre will reduce local carbon emissions through improvements to the energy efficiency of the McLaren Community Leisure Centre in Callander and provision of home energy efficiency advice. The Trossachs Energy Saving Team project will involve installation of a heat recovery system for the swimming pool hall at McLaren Leisure. The outreach element of the project will provide a network of volunteers to support rural households across the wider Trossachs and Teith Ward to become more energy efficient. £69,170
The Climate Challenge Initiative Phase 2 will be run by Isaro Social Integration Network in Clydebank. The project will provide advice and practical activities to enable multicultural communities living in West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area to adopt low carbon lifestyle habits relating to home energy consumption, travel and waste involving food and textiles. The project will teach new skills, facilitate climate change learning and celebrate the impact of its activities through community events. £68,698
Community gardening and cycling will be the focus of a new initiative run by Clydebank Housing Association. The project will increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables grown at Whitecrook Community Garden and improve foot and bike access to the garden from the Forth and Clyde Canal. The project will also expand food growing activities in Radnor Park and offer the community chance to develop horticultural skills and learn how to decrease food waste. £59,918
Carbon Sprouts is a project run by The Leamy Foundation to help the community reduce carbon emissions by growing more food locally and reducing food waste. The project will work with seven local primary schools and at locations across Bonhill to provide support and information on food growing, food waste reduction and composting. The project will also establish monthly meetings of the Growing West Dunbartonshire network and participant-led community groups managing community food growing and food waste composting resources within Central Alexandria. £50,968
Beechbrae Community Garden is a project run by Beechbrae SCIO in Blackridge, West Lothian and will provide the local community with the facilities and support they need to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The project will also provide practical support to the local school and various community groups focussing on food growing, waste reduction, plus education around carbon emissions and climate change. £57,000
Grow Your Own Community is an initiative led by Tagsa Uibhist to help develop a low carbon future for Uist by reducing carbon emissions associated with the importing and growing of food. Project activities include provision of community food growing facilities, horticultural training and increasing local outlets for locally and sustainably grown potatoes. The project will also offer practical workshops to help people improve their understanding of carbon emissions and climate change while reducing waste by repurposing redundant resources for use in garden structures such as polytunnels. £128,411
Tighean Innse Gall will work in partnership with Galson Estate Trust and Carloway Estate Trust on the Isle of Lewis to help households improve energy efficiency. This will in turn help to reduce household energy bills, carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Home energy advice visits will offer information on simple ways to reduce energy use, provide free energy efficient lightbulbs and assess eligibility for further support such as insulation measures. £121,328
Bragar & Arnol Community Trust plan to promote community-wide carbon savings through a major energy saving upgrade to Grinneabhat centre, a highly utilised community hub in the former school building. A Community Regrowth project will focus on a series of activities to revive traditional food growing practices on local machair areas to bring fertile land back into local production. £118,441