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Climate Challenge Fund - Round 22

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Aileen McLeod, announced on 23 March 2016 the award of £9.47 million for 116 community-led projects in the 22nd round of grants from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.

The projects offered grant are:

Aberdeen City

Aberdeen Multicultural Centre's Afro-Asian Community Energy Challenge project will work with the Afro-Asian community in Aberdeen to improve home energy efficiency.  Improvements in energy efficiency will help to reduce energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  Project activities include community outreach by community champions, workshops and language specific information material.  £98,933

The Robert Gordon University Student Association's Sustainability Partnerships Initiative will work with students at RGU and North East Scotland College to cut carbon emissions caused by home energy use, food consumption and transport.  Project activities will include home energy advice, a zero waste cafe, waste reduction workshops, fuel efficient driver training and cycle training and hire.  £149,958

Aberdeenshire

Royal Tarlair Golf Club's Macduff Leading on Energy Efficiency project aims to reduce energy use and carbon emissions at the Golf Club and in the local community.  The Golf Club will install a moveable dividing partition in main lounge area to save on heating and lighting and engage with local households to offer energy efficiency advice.  Further project activities include the development of a car sharing scheme, plus sessions for local schools to increase awareness of carbon emissions.  £33,642

Angus

Links Park Community Trust will utilise the power and widespread appeal of sport, and in particular football, to inspire changes leading to a reduction in carbon emissions in Montrose and the Mearns.  The Tackling Carbon project will offer unwanted sports strips, clothing and equipment to the local community, provide advice on how to improve household energy efficiency and reduce the amount of plastic drinks bottles being binned following training and competitive matches.  The project will also engage local children in a fun, yet challenging educational programme focussed on tackling carbon emissions.  £32,143

Argyll and Bute

Kilfinan Community Forest’s new Low Carbon Classroom will showcase the very latest energy saving and low carbon building techniques, whilst also demonstrating that the technologies installed in the building are also applicable to our homes.  The construction phase will involve training tradespeople so that the skills can be transferred thereby closing the loop between demand and supply, and the legacy will be a low carbon centre of excellence for sustainable learning.  £44,434

Bute Produce Genesis is a project run by Fyne Futures Ltd to establish Bute Produce Horticulture Training Centre and provide an edible teaching garden where the community can grow and learn more about food, carbon emissions and climate change. Project activities include growing, cooking and composting workshops.  £48,700

Bridge of Orchy Village Hall Trust will upgrade the village hall to create a hub for the village and provide a demonstration to both residents and visitors of the benefits of energy efficiency and a more sustainable lifestyle.  Further activities to help the community reduce carbon emissions include promotion of recycling, composting and the growing of local produce.  £149,980

City of Edinburgh

African For Conservation is a project run by the Greatway Foundation and will engage with diverse African and Caribbean minority communities in Leith and West Pilton in Edinburgh by providing energy advice visits to help increase home energy efficiency, reducing energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  The project will also offer workshops focused on local food growing, food waste and climate change.  £129,663

Welcoming a Greener Future is a project run by The Welcoming Association in Edinburgh to help migrant and refugee communities to reduce carbon emissions through improving home energy efficiency and decreasing waste sent to landfill.  Project activities include home energy efficiency surgeries and home visits while clothes, household goods and furniture previously destined for landfill will be upcycled into useful items.  £111,423

Nari Kallyan Shangho's Climate Challenge Initiative will deliver home energy audits to South Asian communities in Edinburgh.  Other project activities include educational workshops in composting, household item upcycling and cycle training courses for women.  £66,800

The Green Drying project is run by Comas and will help Edinburgh residents find practical solutions to a modern problem.  Housing developments have been built without outdoor drying facilities and even where there is space, residents are prevented from hanging clothes out to dry in the free, fresh air.  Indoor drying means expensive tumble drier use, or increased use of heating for passive drying with condensation contributing to damp housing and poor health.  Comas will work with residents to remove barriers to outdoor, air drying.  £74,471

Bridgend Growing Communities will support five schools in South Edinburgh to reduce local carbon emissions by expanding spaces to grow fruit and vegetables through the South Edinburgh Schools Project.  As well as working with schools, the project will help parents and children to establish 'growing homes' in which regardless of whether or not they have a garden, they can find a space to grow food.  £36,615

Grow Stronger is a project run by Transition Edinburgh South that will involve a community-led initiative to tackle the issues of producing food locally and reducing food waste.  This will be delivered using an inter-generational approach to build community capacity and improve volunteer skills in food growing, cooking and composting.  £96,271

WHALE Arts Agency's Westburn: Climate Action Network project will work with the local community in Westburn, Wester Hailes to tackle carbon emissions caused by waste, food and transport.  The project aims to increase the capacity to repair furniture and textiles, establish new food growing spaces and run growing and cooking workshops as well as running initiatives to increase cycling.  £79,945

Safe Happy Healthy Environment is a project that will work in the Muirhouse area of Edinburgh to reduce carbon emissions though growing fruit and vegetables locally and reducing waste.  The project is run by Muirhouse Millennium Centre and will work with under twelves, mothers and toddlers and adults with disabilities.  Project activities include construction of an allotment area and support for the local community to grow at home.  £38,461

SCOREscotland's (Strengthening Communities for Race Equality Scotland) Green Futures project will offer help for members of black and minority ethnic communities in West Edinburgh to reduce their carbon emissions.  Project activities include home energy efficiency advice visits to help cut home energy use, fuel bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  The project will also offer support to reduce car use with activities including cycle lessons, bike maintenance training and promotion of local walking routes.  £148,336

Communities for Conservation is a project run by Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council and will engage with diverse ethnic minority communities in Edinburgh to improve home energy efficiency, reducing fuel bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  Project activities include home energy efficiency advice visits and a drop in centre.  Additional workshops and initiatives will help cut carbon emissions from food and travel and raise awareness of climate change.  £103,201

SHRUB's (Swap and Reuse Hub Cooperative) Edinburgh's Creative Reuse Hub is led by the student community and aims to increase awareness on sustainability issues and solutions.  The project includes a swap shop, food sharing network and bike maintenance workshops.  £89,858

MY Adventure will support people to choose lower carbon bike travel over the car through the rollout of its Chain Reaction project across Edinburgh.  The project will train and equip community hubs with the knowledge and the tools that they need to act as ambassadors for active travel and offer cycle training so school pupils can develop as safe and skilled cyclists.  The project will also hire out 1,000 bikes at heavily subsidised rates and run 50 free guided rides through Edinburgh's cycle network.  £81,302

The Garden Globe Growing project will expand the existing growing garden at the Jack Kane Community Centre in north east Edinburgh and construct a new community garden nearby.  Additional project activities to further reduce carbon emissions include cookery workshops to cut food waste.  £27,758

Transition Heriot-Watt's Our Low Carbon Community project will bring sustainability to the core of the student and staff community at Heriot-Watt University.  The project will reduce energy use in student accommodation, labs and offices, support community fruit and vegetable growing.  It will also encourage the uptake of sustainable travel options and work with students to deliver a community composting scheme.  The project's legacy will be secured by steps including the development of an online sustainability resource hub for the community.  £138,834

Edinburgh World Heritage's Green Heritage project will work with local communities within the Edinburgh World Heritage site to cut carbon emissions and create a more resilient and informed community with regards to sustainability.  Project activities include energy efficiency work with homeowners of traditional buildings, redevelopment of the Acheson House Garden into a productive food growing site and a wellie swapping scheme with local nursery schools.  £31,223

Clackmannanshire

The Tullibody Community Garden offers the local community the chance to grow their own local produce.  The project is run by Tullibody Healthy Living and also offers workshops on cooking with seasonal produce and advice on how to reduce carbon emissions caused by food miles and food waste.  £36,400

Dumfries and Galloway

The Reuse Matters 2 project is run by Creetown Initiative Ltd and will reduce carbon emissions in Dumfries and Galloway by upcycling textiles which would have been sent to landfill.  The project will offer residents a textile collection service plus free workshops to learn how to upcycle textile items.  £18,597

Kirkcudbright Development Trust's Kirkcudbright Cycles for Life project seeks to break down barriers to cycling by providing loan bikes, helping restore old bikes and by creating and leading cycling events.  Working with employers, schools and the local authority, the aim of the project is to promote cycling as a way to get fit, save money and reduce carbon emissions.  £79,880

Dundee City

The Equilibrium project run by Yusuf Youth Initiative will offer minority young people in Dundee the chance to reduce their carbon emissions caused by travel, food, energy and waste.  Project activities will include cycle training, food growing, energy audits and discussions around prevention of waste.  Social media will be used as a platform to promote the project and inspire others.  £48,740

Abertay Students Association's ECoAbertay project is run by students at Abertay University in Dundee to reduce carbon emissions.  Project activities include promotion of travel to classes by bike or foot instead of car, a campaign to reduce consumption of single use bottled water on campus, provision of an ‘interview clothes library’ and exchange events to stop unwanted homeware and clothes going to landfill.  £43,255

Gate Church International's Carbon Saving project in Dundee will install energy efficiency measures in the Grade A listed St Mark's Church and the community centre on Greenfield Place.  The project will also include initiatives to tackle food and clothing waste in the community.  £150,000

Dundee University Students' Association's Dig for Dundee project will use allotments at the Dundee Botanic Gardens and also build a growing space on campus to source local, lower carbon and healthy food.  £2,600

East Lothian

Aberlady Conservation and History Society's Climate Friendly Aberlady project will reduce carbon emissions in the village through the installation of energy efficient measures at the Kirk Stables community-owned hall and offering local households advice on energy efficiency and micro-renewables.  Further initiatives include a car sharing scheme, promotion of cycling and walking as an alternative to private car use and promotion of local, seasonal food.  £17,092

East Renfrewshire

Auchenback Active Limited's Climate Challenge project will reduce local carbon emissions through the installation of energy efficiency measures within the Auchenback Resource Centre.  The project will also support the local community to improve their household energy efficiency through home energy advice visits and workshops, helping reduce bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  £98,092

West Hurlet House Community Hub is a project run by ILC Darnley to install energy efficient measures in West Hurlet House.  The Hub will serve the needs of residents in Greater Pollok, Barrhead, Paisley and Glasgow and provide support including energy efficiency advice as well as community growing space.  £118,324

Pedalwise Making a Wheel Change to Carbon Emissions is a project run by Neilston Development Trust and will work in partnership with local schools and businesses to cut car use by running a programme of events to encourage cycling.  Project activities include Dr Bike check-up sessions, cycle maintenance courses and training events.  All activities will support the Wheel Change Awards, a competition to encourage community members to cycle more.  £114,272

Falkirk

Delivered in partnership with Sustrans and local schools, CATCA Creates Climate Challenge Champions will engage young people in active travel, food growing, outdoor skills training and waste reduction programmes.  The project is run by Communities Along the Carron Association and activities delivered in schools will include cycle skills training and led rides, food growing and waste reduction sessions.  £148,674

Fife

Tayport Community Trust's Tayport Community Garden project will reduce local carbon emissions by developing an inclusive outdoor centre where people can grow their own food.  Experienced professional gardeners will lead regular workshops and supported workdays offering volunteers and community groups training and support in how to grow salads, vegetables and fruit.  Initiatives such as tool repair workshops will lead to further reductions in carbon emissions.  £41,942

(Still) too good to waste is a project run by Greener Kirkcaldy to cut local carbon emissions by reducing the amount of household items and food waste sent to landfill.  The project will carry out programmes of practical events and workshops in the community including the chance to develop repair, maintenance and upcycling skills.  This will be backed up by community-based social marketing activities and engagement with other local community groups.  £77,273

Talking About Climate Change is a project run by Greener Kirkcaldy to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty through home energy efficiency and renewable energy advice.  The project will also offer local people the chance to develop skills and confidence to grow and eat more local, seasonal food.  Additional activities and events will raise awareness of climate change and the connections to lives, homes and behaviours.  £132,587

Action on Climate Change will reduce energy use, bills and carbon emissions at St Bryce Kirk by fitting secondary glazing.  Further project activities involve work with local households to improve home energy efficiency, increase the consumption of local produce, reduce food waste and reuse and recycle household items.  £52,456

Rosyth Community Council / Edible and Tasty Spaces: EATS Rosyth's Edible and Tasty Spaces project will cut local carbon emissions by developing new community growing sites and delivering a series gardening workshops to increase the capacity to grow local food.  Barriers to local composting will also be identified and overcome throughout the delivery of the project.  £103,875

Local Food Works is a project run by Falkland Stewardship Trust that will develop a weekly pop-up market, offering spaces for local growers to sell their seasonal produce.  Further activities to reduce local carbon emissions include creation of six new community growing spaces workshops focussed on using local, seasonal ingredients and how to reduce food waste.  £48,090

Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Greener Heritage is a project to make the historic community building of Kirkcaldy Old Kirk more sustainable by installing energy efficient measures to save energy, reduce bills and carbon emissions.  The project will also offer help to the local community  to improve home energy efficiency through free home energy audits.  Further reductions in local carbon emissions will be gained by through activities including fuel efficient driving lessons.  £95,042

FRAE Fife's BME Home and Transport Energy Efficiency project aims to reduce domestic carbon emissions and get more BME households out of fuel poverty by offering a drop in home energy advice service, training a team of community champions and running a series of community events and workshops.  Further carbon emissions will be saved through a lift share scheme and energy efficient driving lessons.  £87,003

St Andrews Environment Network's Low Carbon Hub project will address the barriers to local residents learning about, sharing and living a more low carbon life.  The project will create a large, new community facility within the Botanic gardens, providing food growing space, a community workshop and social learning area.  Further project activities include home energy efficiency advice and workshops covering cycle training and maintenance, repair and upcycling of household items, food growing, food waste reduction and composting.  £149,996

The Ecology Centre's Lemon Squeezy: Let's get growing at Kinghorn Loch is a project to tackle local carbon emissions by cutting food miles and recycling old gardening tools.  Building on the Easy Peas-y project of refurbishing old tools and helping people to set up growing spaces in their own gardens, Lemon Squeezy will bring people together to create a new growing hub at Kinghorn Loch. Community recycling volunteers will make gardening tools available to the wider community while individuals and groups will be supported to grow their own produce on the new site.  £44,682

Hayfield Community Centre's Hayfield Growing More project aims to expand food growing activities in Kirkcaldy and support more local people to achieve a lower carbon diet.  Further reductions in carbon emissions will be reached through workshops to tackle food waste and a weekly café using food industry surplus where attendees will be able to learn more ways to decrease their carbon emissions.  £22,265

Glasgow City

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council will be working with minority ethnic communities and individuals to increase understanding of climate change and how to reduce carbon emissions.  The Let's COOK GROW and SEW Together project will offer community garden space for growing and cooking local produce and a host of workshops and training to increase levels of reuse, recycling and fuel efficient driving.  £132,000

Tron St Mary's Parish Church's project will reduce local carbon emissions through increased local produce grown at sites within local schools and community areas across Barmulloch and Balornock.  The project will also raise awareness of the advantages of home growing, recycling and composting.  £47,990

LifeCycle is a community-led project delivered by SoulRiders Scotland to promote cycling within the BME community in the West of Scotland.  The project will reduce local carbon emissions by encouraging and supporting individuals to reduce their car usage in favour of cycling for short journeys.  Project activities include cycle training, an accessible cycling hub and the refurbishing of bikes previously destined for landfill.  £89,841

KPC: A space for change is a project run by Kinning Park Complex, in Glasgow, to cut local carbon emissions through reducing the amount of textile and food waste that ends up in landfill.  The project will re-distribute waste supermarket food from the Fairshare scheme and develop a community garden and textile bank.  Additional activities include a workshop and education programme covering gardening, upcycling, textile reuse and ways to cut food waste.  £49,122

Spaces to Grow is project developed by Cube Housing Association and local residents in Maryhill, Glasgow, that will offer the community opportunities to reduce carbon emissions by growing food locally.  Led by local residents, the project will develop new food growing sites and offer a series of food growing, cooking and composting activities.  £68,576

A Leading Example of Energy Efficiency is a project run by Ahl Al-Bait Society in Glasgow to cut local carbon emissions by installing energy efficient measures in their community building.  The project will also offer local households advice on home energy use and climate change in Arabic and English languages to help to reduce energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  £86,495

The Chinese Climate Change project will offer Glasgow's Chinese community advice on how to improve home energy efficiency which will help reduce energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  The project is run by the Chinese Community Development Partnership and further activities to reduce local carbon emissions will be focused on sustainable travel and reducing waste.  £66,792

The Inspiring Low Carbon Transformation Initiative is a project run by Awaz which will work with the South Asian community in Glasgow to cut carbon emissions through reducing waste going landfill and improving home energy efficiency.  The project will hold a series of repair and swap events to cut household waste with a monthly awareness raising programme on Radio Awaz.  £128,853

South Seeds will establish a new energy hub in the bustling centre of Glasgow's Southside providing energy audits, advice and services to its community.  The project will work intensively with small businesses, tradespeople, families in private rented housing and recent migrant groups to help them reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and ultimately help them take control of energy use.  £149,952

Shettleston Housing Association will offer energy saving advice to householders living in the Shettleston area to help reduce energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.  There will be a particular emphasis on helping tenants in new build properties make the most of their energy efficient heating systems.  £40,771

Saheliya's Growing Resilience project will upskill and inspire BME women it works with in Glasgow to take personal action to reduce their carbon emissions.  Through the development of a vibrant community growing space, a home composting pilot scheme, waste reduction cookery workshops, upcycling drop-in sessions and community gardening activities Saheliya will be transformed in a hub of engagement on climate change issues.  £73,413

Eco Kids of Greener Glasgow is an initiative to inform, educate and develop greener behaviours amongst pupils and the wider community of Al-Tawheed Arabic School.  Project activities will include fuel efficient driver training, cycle workshops and a walking club to reduce carbon emissions of the school run while support will be available to help cut home energy use.  £20,180

SPC Gardening Group will encourage the Springburn Parish Church community to take up gardening and grow their own fruit and vegetables in raised beds situated in the church grounds.  Further activities to reduce local carbon emissions will include cookery classes to tackle food waste and a composting scheme.  £50,000

The Scottish Afghan Society's West End Energy Efficient Home and Environment project will work with members of the Afghan community in the west end of Glasgow to improve home energy efficiency and low-carbon transport choices.  Project activities will include home energy efficiency advice to reduce home energy use, fuel poverty and carbon emissions while single occupancy car travel will be reduced through a car share scheme and access to cycles.  £89,660

Embedding North Glasgow's Green Legacy is a project run by North Glasgow Housing Association to cut local carbon emissions by improving home energy efficiency, reducing waste and growing more local food.  Project activities include home energy visits, initiatives to utilise furniture, textiles and sports kits previously destined for landfill and workshops to support local food growing.  £128,003

Al-Meezan's Low Carbon Al-Meezan project will help the community in the south side of Glasgow to decrease their carbon emissions.  The project will create additional community growing space, provide support for food waste reduction and help the community switch to lower carbon transport methods through cycle training, route planning and showcasing low emission vehicles.  £150,000

Plan to Go Green is a project run by Lambhill Stables to cut local carbon emissions by growing more local produce at portable growing spaces made of reclaimed materials.  The portable nature of the growing sites means they can be distributed throughout the available vacant and derelict land in the neighbourhood and moved to other locations if required.  In addition to increasing the amount of locally grown produce, the project will implement rain water harvesting systems and involve young people in growing produce, composting and active travel.  £147,777

Growing Together is an urban community food growing and waste reduction project run by the Concrete Garden which will tackle carbon emissions through the provision of growing space, activities and events for the people of Possilpark and the wider north Glasgow area.  The project will work alongside local people to create opportunities to grow, work, socialise, play and learn together.  £149,954

Food Fruition's Green Feet project will help the community in Partick, Hyndland, Maryhill and surrounding areas reduce carbon emissions through growing their own food, reducing food waste, composting and decreasing single occupancy car travel.  The project has established a new community growing space at Dyce Park with project activities including gardening workshops, cooking demonstrations, a car share scheme and cycle training.  £45,652

Milton Crunch 3 is a project run by North Glasgow Community Food Initiative to reduce local carbon emissions through providing new growing space and reducing food waste and food miles.  Project activities will include gardening courses, composting workshops, plus workshops in local schools focussing on food miles and food waste.  £63,864

The Andalus Living Active and Going Green project in the west end of Glasgow will help the local community to reduce home energy use, grow more local produce and travel more sustainably.  The community will be offered home energy efficiency advice, new community growing space and an eco-café will be created.  Cycling workshops will run in tandem with an urban cycling club while a movie club, will showcase environmental films.  £62,834

Glasgow Bike Station's Uni-Cycle project aims to get staff and students across Glasgow's further education community cycling by offering Dr Bike servicing, commuter cycle training courses, maintenance training, guided rides and student cycle information at each campus throughout the year.  Cycle Champions at each partnering establishment will receive training and mentorship to create a legacy of cycling within their college or university.  £149,991

Connect Community Trust's ReConnect Glasgow project aims to reduce local carbon emissions by saving furniture from landfill.  This will include furniture too damaged or old to use in its present form; these items will be upcycled into new forms of furniture.  The project will make furniture available at low cost for those in need, offer workshops on upcycling and reuse for the community as well as more formal training and volunteering positions.  £66,194

A Greener Scotstoun is a project run by Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre to work with the local community to reduce local carbon emissions from food, waste and home energy use.  Project activities include construction of a new community garden and distribution of surplus supermarket food to those in need.  The project will also develop sustainable travel maps, run swap shops and upcycling sessions.  £59,500

Highland

Green Growers is a project run by Broadford and Strath Community Company on the south of Skye to reduce local carbon emissions through increasing the proportion of space to grow local food, providing a local composting scheme and offering workshops and information to support people to reduce food waste.  £42,000

ReMade@NewStart is a project run by New Start Highland to reduce local carbon emissions by saving furniture and household goods from landfill.  The project will offer upcycling classes where the community can learn skills including joinery, painting and upholstery, to transform items previously destined for landfill into goods which retain their integrity and use for years to come.  £74,013

Sustainable Spean Bridge is a project run by Spean Bridge Community Centre that will reduce local carbon emissions through installing energy efficient measures in the community centre.  The project will also offer a programme of events, workshops and home visits to help the local community reduce household carbon emissions and adopt more sustainable transport methods.  £76,135

Raasay Primary School's All Weather Gardening project will provide a suitable polytunnel allowing produce to be grown year round to supply the school kitchen.  Excess produce will be sold through the local community-owned shop.  The project will also offer a non-avoidable food waste collection scheme for nearby residents with waste composted.  £2,437

Velocity Café and Bicycle Workshop is working to make the aspiration of 10% of journeys across Inverness being made using active travel by 2020 a reality.  GoByCycle will use individualised support to encourage and enable people to make the shift from cars to cycling and walking.  The project will develop individually tailored support packages working alongside employees and schoolchildren across the city.  £79,992

Draught Busters 2 is a project run by Pentland Housing Association to help reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty by offering expert energy advice to householders in Caithness.  An energy adviser will offer home visits and advise of small changes such draught proofing that can improve energy efficiency and will be available to help fit appropriate measures.  £55,589

Nature's Pantry 2 is a project run by Cantraybridge College, Croy, to reduce local carbon emissions through cutting food miles and food waste.  The project will increase the amount of community growing space and reduce the need for people in the local village community to travel to alternative shop and café facilities.  £73,202

Inverclyde

Food to Fork is a project run by Inverclyde Community Development Trust to engage young people in a community food growing journey from the garden fork to the dinner fork.  In addition to reducing local carbon emissions through establishing two new growing spaces, trainees will learn about food growing and sustainable cooking through a series of workshops and special events.  £102,969

Connecting Food Growing Across the Inverclyde Community is a project run by Belville Community Garden Trust to cut local carbon emissions through growing local produce and will offer people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities the chance to learn new skills.  The project will involve the construction of accessible community growing spaces made with recycled materials. Produce grown will be used to supply local cafes and the community foodbank.  £149,848

Recycle Upcycle is a project run by RIG Arts Ltd to cut local carbon emissions by reducing the amount of furniture, textiles and food going to landfill in Inverclyde.  RIG Arts will engage with local schools – St Patrick's Primary School, Whinhill Primary and Notre Dame High School – as well as hold community workshops in Broomhill to teach valuable reuse and recycling skills.  £54,556

Midlothian

The Rural and Urban Training Scheme will reduce local carbon emissions through the community-led UPower project which will promote active travel.  Utilising a network of volunteers and a brand new local cycling hub the project will deliver activities such as cycle training, maintenance classes, carbon awareness events and a free hire bike service to encourage cycling over car usage.  £134,434

Loanhead Community Learning Association's Growing a Sustainable Future project aims to reduce carbon emissions in Loanhead by creating extra growing space, swapping car travel for bike and diverting waste from landfill.  Project activities include creation of five new growing spaces with raised beds constructed from reclaimed materials, gardening sessions, bike skills training and free bike hire.  £66,472

Gorebridge Community Development Trust's Going Green for Gorebridge will work in Gorebridge and Midlothian to reduce local carbon emissions by helping people make greener travel choices.  The project will focus on swapping car journeys for walking and cycling, in particular for travel to Gorebridge railway station.  The project will also improve and develop a local path network that links to schools, shops, health centre, work places and public transport stops.  £45,260

Moray

Elgin Youth Development Group will install energy efficient measures in their community hub and kitchen from which they will deliver the Inkwell Community Food project.  The project will offer support to local people to reduce carbon emissions caused by food waste with workshops to help effective shopping, budgeting, menu planning and cooking practices.  £36,162

Grow Elgin 2 is a project run by REAP (Rural Environmental Action Plan) that will help more groups and communities in Elgin to cut local carbon emissions through increased production and consumption of local food and cutting down on food waste.  Project activities include a new community growing space, gardening and compost workshops and food waste collection from 15 local businesses via electric bike.  £78,390

North Ayrshire

Arran Community Land Initiative's Growing our Community project aims to help people across Arran to reduce carbon emissions through growing their own food and composting.  The project will provide the community with allotments and composting facilities, plus support to encourage growing, composting and waste reduction at home.  £30,160

Big Steps - Smaller Footprints is a project run by Kilwinning Community Sports Club to reduce local carbon emissions through new bulk washing and drying facilities and a sports kit recycling program.  In addition, the club will offer a carbon literacy and football training programme to local schools and run fuel efficient driver training lessons and a car sharing scheme.  £56,068

Low Carbon Cumbrae is a project run by Isle of Cumbrae Initiative to cut the amount of waste food and glass going to landfill on the mainland.  Islanders will be given assistance to start composting and are invited to learn more about how to reduce food waste by improving food purchasing, cooking and storage practices.  A new glass imploder will reduce the amount of waste being sent off the island and provide aggregate for other, future community projects.  £48,275

Eco Sports Zone is a project run by Beith Community Development Trust to reduce local carbon emissions by installing energy efficient measures in a sports hall facility in Beith.  Further project activities include a range of home energy efficiency support to help local residents reduce their home energy consumption, bills and carbon emissions.  £140,000

North Lanarkshire

The Carbon Clyde project will be delivered by Clyde FC Community Foundation to reduce local carbon emissions in Cumbernauld.  The project will involve a range of activities including free home energy audits, establishment of a sports kit and boots recycling scheme, low carbon travel and an eco-friendly football program for primary school pupils.  £128,700

Well Greener is a project run by Motherwell Football Club Community Trust and will use the power of football to promote lower carbon lifestyle choices across Lanarkshire.  Project activities include ‘Kit Bank’, a sports kit and footwear recycling initiative, and a lower carbon travel program.  Project staff will also deliver a ‘walk to school’ program in partnership with local schools and new bicycle parking facilities will be created at Fir Park Stadium to enable more fans to travel to games by bicycle.  £98,253

Perth and Kinross

Dunkeld Guide Hall Renewal project will reduce local carbon emissions by upgrading Dunkeld Guide Hall with 21st Century insulation.  The project is run by Dunkeld and Birnam Friends of Guiding and will also work with the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section to carry out energy audits that will help the community identify the best ways they can save energy at home.  £20,781

Forward Coupar Angus' Low Carbon Coupar Angus project, delivered from its newly renovated Low Carbon Centre, includes a program of activities to help the community save energy, travel actively and access fresh local food.  £84,983

Renfrewshire

Local Energy Action Plan's Yep! (Youth Engagement Programme) project will develop a new community resource in the form of ReMake Unique Boutique (RUB) - a clothing swap shop and workshop space.  From this base the project will run a programme of activities to reduce carbon emissions caused by waste, including reuse and maintenance sessions, pop-up events and social gatherings for the local community.  £61,036

Local Energy Action Plan's Calder and Gryffe Community project will support individuals, families and community groups in Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Crosslee, Houston, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch to improve home energy efficiency, reduce waste and travel more sustainably.  Project activities include home energy advice, swishing and upcycling events, plus promotion of the LEAP car club, active travel and public transport.  £139,635

Eco Drama's Magic Van Tour 2016-17 project will collaborate with primary schools in Renfrewshire to increase learning and awareness in the area of sustainable development education.  The project will utilise an arts-based learning approach involving theatre productions and drama workshops.  This will be combined with orchard planting and composting activities to reduce carbon emissions and inspire behavioural change with children, young people and the wider school community.  £108,758

Scottish Borders

2000m2: Think Global Eat Local is a project to reduce carbon emissions around the North Tweedale area through reducing food waste and helping the community shift towards a more sustainable and healthy diet.  The project is run by Whitmuir Community Benefit Society and activities include support and information to help reduce food waste, food waste collections and composting guidance.  £150,000

Grow to Eat is a project run by You Can Cook to reduce local carbon emissions by increasing the amount of locally grown produce.  The project will be run from a number of allotment sites including the edible garden built within the school grounds of St Ronan’s Primary School, Innerleithen.  The project will also offer training, information, advice and support in the Innerleithen and surrounding areas on how to grow and cook local, seasonal produce and reduce food waste.  £97,648

Carbon StudioLab is a project run by Peebles CAN that aims to reduce local carbon emissions through simple ways of improving the energy efficiency of local homes such as draught proofing, thermal curtains, thermal blinds and shutters.  A hub will offer space to run classes, while creative ways of bringing art and science together include a Climate Clock to represent ongoing activities.  £74,569

Big Wheels Keep on Turning is a project run by Tweeddale Youth Action to reduce local carbon emissions through repairing bikes and preventing them from going to landfill.  The project will also create a textile recycling hub that young people in Tweeddale can access and learn how to turn unwanted clothes into treasured pieces.  £97,734

Shetland Islands

Skills for Sustainability is a project run by Bressay Development Ltd which aims to turn school buildings into a community skills development centre, from which activities to help the community to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle will be run.  The project will reduce carbon emissions associated with waste, food and travel through workshops offering the chance to gain knowledge and skills around furniture restoration, sewing, upcycling craft, local food and bike maintenance.  £12,190

Fetlar Community Association's Fetlar Going Green project involves installation of energy efficient measures at Fetlar Community Hall to reduce energy use, bills and carbon emissions.  In addition, the project will offer the local community support to save energy, grow their own food, reduce food waste and home compost.  £33,679

South Ayrshire

Ayr United Football Academy will reduce local carbon emissions through the Eco Player Interactive Challenge (EPIC).  EPIC will see local sports kit recycling centres established at six sports centres across South Ayrshire with a series of events to hand out and collect kit and provide further information on the benefits of recycling and what can be recycled.  £70,511

South Lanarkshire

LEAP's (Lightburn Elderly Association Project) R:evolve Recycle inter-generational project will utilise the skills of the older generation to help reduce clothes and textiles being sent to landfill by providing a platform where people can trade, mend and alter their clothes and furniture completely free of charge.  The project will also run a number of initiatives, developed and facilitated by local volunteers.  These will include a chain of swap shop boutiques, furniture, textile repair and upcycling workshops, plus an education programme for schools.  £143,443

Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust will further develop its Bike Town project which aims to help people in Cambuslang and Rutherglen get out of their cars and onto their bikes for local journeys.  As well as decreasing carbon emissions the project aims for travel by bike to cut transport costs and boost health.  A bike recycling facility will help reduce the number of bikes going to landfill.  £149,992

Lanarkshire Sports Club will run the Recycle Kit project to tackle carbon emissions around sports related activities.  This community-led project will encompass a sports kit and footwear recycling scheme, an eco-friendly bulk laundry system.  The project will also involve the promotion of a car share initiative to change travel habits long term.  £68,300

Stirling

Stirling Food Hub is a project run by Forth Environment Link and will establish a pilot Food Hub at Stirling Cycle Hub.  This will provide a central and recognisable point of information on and access to local food.  Further project activities to reduce carbon emissions include work with local schools and a community engagement campaign to tackle food waste.  £126,803

Balfron Development Trust's Wild Aye project is a community-led programme of activities to reduce carbon emissions caused by car use in the villages of Balfron and Balfron Station.  Project activities include promotion of cycling and walking with improved maintenance and signposting of local walkways, a lift share scheme and an innovative pedal-powered shopping delivery service.  £24,600

Transition Stirling's Tool Shed is a project run by Towards Transition Stirling and will cut local carbon emissions by helping to increase production and consumption of local food and cutting waste.  The project will include practical workshops on growing, foraging and cooking sustainable food. Further project workshops will provide advice on how to refurbish furniture and mend clothing.  £112,024

West Dunbartonshire

Climate Challenge Initiative is a project run by Isaro Social Integration Network to help ethnic minority communities in West Dunbartonshire to reduce carbon emissions by offering energy efficiency and low-carbon travel advice to families living in fuel poverty.  The project will also reduce the amount of textile waste going to landfill through regular, creative upcycling activities.  £64,368

Clydebank Housing Association's Grow Your Own Garden project aims to enable more local people, groups and volunteer gardeners to be involved in community gardening activities at Whitecrook Community Garden, Clydebank.  As well as reducing local carbon emissions the project will enable access to fresh, healthy food while increasing skills and confidence through gardening workshops.  £23,960

Carbon Sprouts is a project run by The Leamy Foundation between Alexandria and Renton to cut carbon emissions through provision of community growing space and a series of workshops devised to support local food production and food waste reduction.  £98,535

West Lothian

Beechbrae's Community Garden project will reduce local carbon emissions through increasing production of fruit and vegetables and by tackling food waste.  Project activities include provision of growing space, growing workshops and food waste challenges.  £74,000

Craigshill Good Neighbour Network's Textile Waste Into Transformed Textile for Everyday Re-use (TWITTER) aims to cut carbon emissions by reducing the amount of clothing and textile items from Craigshill, West Lothian that end up in landfill.  Project activities will include pop-up clothing and textile collection points, upcycling workshops and waste reduction advice forums.  £59,505

Western Isles

Horshader Community Development's Grow Your Own project is about minimising carbon emissions through the revitalising of food growing skills in the community alongside a programme of waste reduction and hands on cookery workshops.  A study will also be carried out to investigate the potential benefits and cultivation protocols for plant wind breaks.  £110,683

Local Food for Local People is a community project run in partnership by Tagsa Uibhist and Cothrom and aims to create a low carbon future for Uist.  The project will create new community growing space for local produce to reduce food miles and run cooking and meal planning sessions to reduce food waste.  Additional activities include food waste collections and composting stations, plus horticultural training and employment opportunities.  £144,768

Tighean Innse Gall will work with Point and Sandwick Development Trust to reduce household carbon emissions and in turn reduce fuel bills and fuel poverty.  Advice about how community members can improve their energy efficacy will be provided during home visits.  £71,900