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Climate Challenge Fund - Round 24

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced on 16 March 2018 the award of £15.3 million for 110 community-led projects in the 24th round of grants from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The projects offered grant are:

Aberdeen City

Aberdeen Multicultural Centre’s Aberdeen Eco-Green Future Project will help the community to improve home energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty through a range of advice and support. Project activities will help the community to reduce carbon emissions from food, waste and travel and increase their knowledge of climate change. £281,511.

Aberdeen University Students’ Association will run the AberGreen project to reduce energy consumption in University halls through a campaign and competition that will both reduce carbon emissions and increase understanding of climate change. Initiatives to tackle waste include collection and distribution of second hand items from University accommodation that would otherwise go to landfill. Further project activities include support to increase consumption of local and seasonal produce and raise levels of sustainable travel. £163,153.

Aberdeenshire

Garioch Sports Centre’s Garioch Sports Centre Goes Green project will improve the energy efficiency of the sports centre through work to replace and repair windows and install LED lighting. The project will also help local households to reduce energy consumption and travel more sustainably. Project activities include home energy efficiency advice, cycle maintenance support and fuel-efficient driver training. The project will also help the local community to improve their knowledge of climate change and what they can do to make a positive impact. £127,000 (includes maximum funding of £39,200 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Beaton Public Hall, Methlick will run the Beaton Hall: Community Climate Action project, which will improve the energy efficiency of Beaton Public Hall through installation of new windows. The project will also support households to reduce energy consumption and travel more sustainably. Project activities include home energy advice visits and fuel-efficient driver training. The project will also help Methlick School to save energy and help raise awareness of climate change throughout the community. £124,612 (includes maximum funding of £41,325 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Deveron Projects will help people across Huntly to grow food locally through their Town is the Garden project. The initiative will provide a variety of support to help people to grow food no matter the size of their plot. The project will also promote and celebrate local food and help people to tackle food waste. A programme of workshops, talks and activities will increase awareness of climate change and help people to identify actions that they can take to help combat it. £135,400.

Angus

Links Park Community Trust's Tackling Carbon project will expand activities, such as the Links Park Environmental Trail education programme, Boot Bank recycling scheme and Blues Go Green reusable drinks bottle initiative. The project will also roll-out, in conjunction with seven local schools, a food-growing initiative that that increases the production and consumption of local, lower carbon food. £33,407.

Argyll & Bute

Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre’s Ardroy’s Food Waste Warriors project will reduce food waste sent to landfill from Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre through installation of a new food waste composter and food waste collector. The project will also work with staff and visitors through a food education programme to reduce the amount of food waste produced and increase understanding of the link between food and climate change. £8,578.

Mull and Iona Community Trust's ReThink MESS project will work with six schools and households across Mull and Iona to help them to reduce their carbon emissions by piloting a food waste collection and composting service. The project will also provide new recycling facilities and work with several local businesses to increase recycling levels. A variety of workshops and events will raise awareness of climate change and support initiatives to encourage sustainable eating and the upcycling and repair of items that might otherwise be sent to landfill. £249,905 (includes maximum funding of £118,637 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Recycling Jura (Islay Group) will run the Islay Wood Recycling Project to develop wood reuse solutions and help the community to see waste as a resource. The project will also create volunteering opportunities centred around wood reuse and enable and encourage the community and visitors to remove marine litter from several beaches on Islay. The project will use reuse of wood as a starting point for wider discussions and awareness raising on climate change. £125,830 (includes maximum funding of £58,455 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Fyne Homes Ltd's Fyne Heat project will help tenants to reduce energy use, carbon emissions and fuel poverty through home energy efficiency advice visits and drop-in sessions. The project will also work with Gigha Primary School to reduce the amount of their food, paper and cardboard waste going to landfill with local children involved with reuse and recycling of marine plastic waste from the shoreline on Gigha. A variety of opportunities will be provided for the community to learn more about climate change and sustainability at a local and global level. £67,917.

Fyne Futures Ltd's Bute Carbon Free Food project will increase production and consumption of local and seasonal produce and help to tackle food waste. Project activities include provision of growing space and training to help people grow more food locally. There will also be a variety of information, resources and cookery courses demonstrating how to cook everyday meals with local produce and minimise food waste. The project will also provide information on how food choices are linked to climate change. £65,059.

City of Edinburgh

Through the Communities for Conservation project, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council will offer ethnic minority communities support to reduce energy consumption at home, helping to reduce carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty. Further project activities will focus on sustainable travel, efficient use of resources and community food growing. The project will also run workshops and large-scale events to help raise awareness of climate change and inspire positive action. £205,280.

Nari Kallyan Shangho's Low Carbon Communities Initiative will help South Asian households reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty levels by offering one to one support to reduce energy consumption. Further activities will offer assistance to reduce carbon emissions generated through food, travel and waste with opportunities to learn more about climate change and how to help tackle it. £123,825.

Milan Senior Welfare Organisation's Positive Climate Changes project will help senior members of south Asian communities to make changes that will reduce carbon emissions and bring other benefits such as a reduction in fuel poverty. Project activities will include sessions on how to reduce, reuse and recycle, a lunch club promoting sustainable food, home energy efficiency advice and an eco-event that will share information on climate change and lifestyle changes that can help to tackle it. £34,552.

The Welcoming Association's Welcoming a Greener Future project will support the growing Syrian refugee community in Edinburgh to adopt new habits in home energy efficiency, helping to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Further project activities will help to involve the refugee community with local food growing and recycling initiatives. Tackling climate change will form a key aspect of the Welcoming Association's social integration programme. £172,399.

Granton Parish Church's Granton Goes Greener project will improve energy efficiency at the Granton Parish Church buildings by installing double glazing, insulation and LED lighting. The project will also create a Swap and Reuse Hub to save unwanted household items and clothes from being sent to landfill. Additional activities include the distribution of surplus bakery items from local businesses to a local school and offering led cycle rides and maintenance sessions to encourage a move from car travel to bike. A Climate Change Officer will work with the community to raise awareness of climate change together with advice on how to take action that can help tackle the problem. £88,734 (includes maximum funding of £29,912 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Swap and Reuse Hub Co-operative’s Swapping Normal, SHRUB Changes Gears project will increase the number of people using their Swapshop by moving it to a prominent high street location to reach a wider audience, with advice available on sustainable use of resources and climate change. The project will also involve collection and distribution of items discarded in student halls, while The Wee Spoke Hub will expand their activities in the previous SHRUB premises at Guthrie Street and offer a range of support to help people to replace car travel for that by bike. To ensure future financial sustainability SHRUB will move towards a social enterprise model, through raising funds from the Swapshop, Wee Cycle Hub, membership, donations and other initiatives. £289,937.

The Murrayburn and Hailesland Community Garden project will be run by South West Edible Estates SCIO to create more local food growing space. The project will also support households in Murrayburn and Hailesland to grow and consume more of their own food and tackle food waste. Project activities include a grow your own course and practical sessions involving cooking with local food and food waste reduction tips. The project will also help to increase awareness of the links between food and climate change. £113,120.

North Edinburgh Arts will reduce waste going to landfill and carbon emissions through their Community Shed North Edinburgh project which will repair, reuse and recycle wood, furniture and bikes. Support and training will be available to help the community develop a variety of practical repair skills. The project will also raise awareness of climate change through training and discussion sessions as well as linking project activities that tackle waste to the bigger picture. £133,830 (includes maximum funding of £40,149 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Edinburgh College Students' Association will run the Go Green Low Carbon Travel Project to help students to travel to college more sustainably. Project activities include travel planning support, promotion of lift sharing and use of an eco-driving simulator with events at the start of term to gather interest. The project will also run a series of engagement events to increase awareness of climate change and highlight opportunities for students to reduce their impact. £174,536.

SCOREscotland's Green Futures Project will help BME and East European communities in West Edinburgh to take positive action to reduce carbon emissions in the areas of energy, food, waste and travel.  Project activities will include home energy efficiency advice, home food growing, food waste workshops and training in cycling and fuel-efficient driving. The project will offer a variety of opportunities for young people to become involved, including textile swap-shops and re-design sessions. As well as helping to tackle issues such as fuel poverty, the project will also include awareness raising events to increase understanding of climate change and ways to take action. £136,999.

The Edinburgh Tool Library's Edinburgh Tool Network project will establish two new branches of the Tool Library serving Gorgie and Dalry and Craigmillar, Gilmerton and Liberton. The project will also run weekly repair and reuse workshops and increase understanding of climate change and the importance of tackling waste, with initiatives including workshops for local schools and youth groups. £98,044 (includes maximum funding of £47,147 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Leith Community Crops in Pots will design, develop and deliver a learning programme for Croft Carbon College. The college will be a centre of excellence for educating people on the basics of climate change and in motivating them to take personal action to combat climate change and to similarly educate and motivate others. £120,165.

Edinburgh Community Food's Families Hate Waste project will reduce local carbon emissions in Leith by helping the community to reduce food waste and consume more local food. Project activities will include a series of cooking, nutrition and waste reduction courses and work to explain the links between food, food waste and climate change. £33,188 (includes maximum funding of £12,387 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Dundee City

The Cathedral Church of St Paul, Dundee will run the St Paul’s Energy Saving Challenge project to cut the carbon emissions of the Cathedral through installation of new LED lighting. The project will also help the Cathedral community, including the nursery and Junior Church, to raise awareness of climate change and ways to take action, with a focus on how to reduce energy use in the home. £150,000 (includes maximum funding of £58,240 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Gate Church International’s Gate Church Carbon Saving Project will reduce the amount of clothes and household items landfilled by expanding their network of collection boxes in Dundee and finding donated items new uses. The project will also make energy efficiency improvements to Gate Church and establish a community fridge to share unwanted food items. Further initiatives include workshops where the community can learn more about carbon emissions and climate change. £183,744.

East Ayrshire

Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise will run the ZEROise Carbon in our Community project to reduce carbon emissions at their sports pavilion. Project activities include installation of insulation, double-glazed windows and LED lighting. The project will further reduce local carbon emissions and help tackle fuel poverty through offering home energy efficiency advice and fuel-efficient driver training. £99,925 (includes maximum funding of £21,507 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

East Renfrewshire

Woodfarm Educational Centre's Bringing East Renfrewshire Back to Basics project will help people to grow food locally. The project will also support secondary school pupils to champion sustainability through a volunteer programme, providing climate change education along with practical skills to enhance employability and university applications. Further initiatives include cycle training and led rides, weekly Sewing Clubs and Repair Cafes, plus the redistribution of short dated foods. £238,677.

Neilston Development Trust's GET (Grow, Eat, Travel) Local project will work to create a more sustainable and lower carbon community. Project activities will include development of community food growing space and workshops to support low carbon food choices. Further activities will provide access to E-bikes and an electric car share scheme alongside promotion of walking and cycling. The project will also increase awareness and understanding of climate change and active solutions within the wider community. £294,529.

Falkirk

Forth Environment Link's Revive Falkirk project will put Circular Economy at the heart of their work in Falkirk. Drawing on their recent experience of delivering a successful reuse hub in Falkirk town centre, Forth Environment Link will look to further develop this model. Project activities will include reuse and repair workshops and training covering wood, textiles, furniture and small electricals with further initiatives focussing on low carbon food. Additional opportunities will be provided in the form of workshops and sessions where the community can learn more about climate change and ways that they can contribute to tackling it. £126,718

Fife

Greener Kirkcaldy's Gear Change to Tackle Climate Change project will support people to lower their transport carbon footprint. Project activities include led cycle rides and training, free bike hire, fuel efficient driver training and support to plan routes by foot or cycle. Further initiatives will promote alternatives to flying and help to increase the number of bikes being reused or repaired. The project will also raise understanding of climate change and the impact of transport choices. £159,352.

Greener Kirkcaldy's Zero Waste Kirkcaldy project will reduce waste being sent to landfill. Furniture repair and upcycling workshops will help to increase goods being reused or repaired. A Community Fridge will help to redistribute short-dated food donated by individuals and businesses. The project will also help to increase understanding of the relationship between climate change and waste and ways to positively impact on this. £134,336

Bowl Greener is a project that will be run by Windygates Bowling and Sports Club to improve energy efficiency through installation of LED lighting and insulation at the club. The project will also help local households to improve their energy efficiency, tackle fuel poverty and learn more about climate change. £32,060 (includes maximum funding of £8,200 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

St Andrews Environmental Network's Community Share for Climate Care project will raise awareness of climate change and ways to take positive action though workshops and briefings to a variety of local groups and schools. The project will also establish a distribution hub for unwanted items with further project activities to help increase local food production, reduce home energy use and support adoption of more sustainable travel. £293,645.

PLANT will consolidate and extend work at Tayport Community Garden, engaging more people and groups in food growing, environmental awareness and carbon savings. The Tayport Community Garden: Carbon Conversations project also aims to achieve increased awareness and understanding of climate change through activities including a programme of Carbon Conversations. £22,876.

Falkland Stewardship Trust's Local Food Works project will make more locally produced food available in the area, cutting the need for shopping trips further afield. Project activities will include a local food market and development of redundant areas into food growing spaces. The project will also work to tackle food waste and help the community to understand the links between food and climate change. £55,174.

Sharing Skills - Low Carbon Living is a project that will be run by The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn to create a Tool Share scheme and refurbish unwanted gardening tools. The project will also offer the local community the chance to take part in a growing and cooking education programme, based around the current community growing space. The project aims to build understanding of climate change and what action can be taken locally to help tackle it. £65,318.

Glasgow City

The People's Bank of Govanhill’s Swap Market will provide a place for people to bring unwanted clothing, food and household items, saving them from landfill and providing a local hub where people can source what they need. The project will also provide information on home energy efficiency and facilitate discussion on climate change in several languages. £127,025 (includes maximum funding of £50,810 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

The Aim for Less Project will be run by Annexe Communities to save surplus supermarket stock from landfill and use it to create meals for lunch clubs. The project will also support the community to reduce their food waste, while lower carbon food choices are promoted in a programme of events and workshops which will also increase understanding of climate change and highlight ways to help tackle it. £82,667.

The ABC Initiative will be run by Awaz Voice of the Community to help the South Asian and Roma community in the Southside of Glasgow to reduce carbon emissions by switching from car travel to cycling and public transport. The project will also provide support to reduce home energy use and provide information on fuel poverty. Further initiatives will reduce the amount of clothing being sent to landfill, increase consumption of local and seasonal food and provide information on climate change. £191,104.

Milnbank Housing Association's Bluevale Shift Project will help the community to reduce carbon emissions in the areas of transport, food and waste. Project activities include free bike hire, development of community growing space in the back courts of the Bluevale housing development and support to increase levels of composting. The project will also improve understanding of climate change, with initiatives including an educational programme targeted at the Bluevale’s feeder schools. £255,522

Lambhill Stables will run the Lambhill is Growing project to develop new food growing spaces to meet requests within the area, across schools and community groups. The project will also promote sustainable food choices and active travel. £145,000.

Tron St Mary's Parish Church's Saving, Sewing, Sharing, Growing project will increase the amount of food grown locally, tackle food and clothing waste and raise understanding of climate change. Project activities include increasing food growing in gardens and schools, redistribution of surplus short dated food and provision of clothing repair and climate change workshops. £95,669.

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council's Cook, Grow and Sew - Branching Out project will help ethnic minority and vulnerable households across Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire to reduce their carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty. Project activities will include home energy visits, workshops and surgeries while further initiatives will focus on increasing levels of community growing, sustainable travel and reducing waste. The project will also support young people to build knowledge of climate change and equip them with the skills to share this information with their peers. £294,010.

The Next Step Initiative’s Afro-Caribbean Good Life Environmental Initiative will help African and Caribbean households around Glasgow and the West of Scotland to become more energy efficient and tackle clothing waste. Project activities include home energy advice visits to help lower energy usage and tackle fuel poverty with a swap shop for textile items. The project will also train community members to become climate champions, raising awareness of climate change and ways to combat it. £179,158.

Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre’s When Red, Go Green project will increase consumption of home grown and local produce and help the community to travel more sustainably and decrease waste. Project activities include a variety of support to encourage cycling and walking, a swap shop and repair workshops. Further activities will help to raise awareness of climate change and ways to tackle it. £132,708.

Repair Cafe Glasgow will save a wide variety of items from landfill by offering Repair Cafe sessions at locations including Kinning Park Complex. The project will also help the community to develop practical DIY skills so they can fix their own possessions. A variety of opportunities will be provided to help people learn more about climate change. £91,596 (includes maximum funding of £36,638 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Pollokshields Development Agency's PDA Goes Green project will offer home energy advice visits to local households, helping to reduce energy use, carbon emissions and fuel poverty. The project will also support the community to save food and textiles from landfill, with initiatives including a community fridge and workshops providing advice on clothing repair and upcycling. Further activities will offer training to help the community to increase their knowledge and confidence to tackle climate change.  £126,777.

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative will run the CRUNCH 5: Community Food Sharing project to tackle food poverty and reduce food waste. The project will redistribute surplus food through a programme of community meals and a mobile Community Fridge. The project will also expand food growing and composting facilities. Further initiatives will include swap shops and upcycling workshops to help save unwanted items from landfill. The project will raise knowledge of climate change and apply this to project activities. £294,609.

Saheliya's Sewing Change project will help to increase consumption of local and seasonal produce and reduce food waste and landfilling of textiles and furniture. Project activities include training to grow at home in window boxes and courses focussed on using local ingredients, avoiding food waste and composting. Further initiatives will provide support to repair and upcycle clothes and furniture. The project will also embed learning about climate change into the courses they run.  £295,092.

The Al-Mahdi Foundation's AMF Sustainability Project will reduce the carbon emissions of their community centre through installation of energy efficiency measures including LED Lighting and improved insulation. The project will help the local community improve home energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty through provision of home energy efficiency advice and a series of workshops. Additional activities will help to reduce clothing being landfilled and increase awareness of climate change and ways that the community can help to tackle it. £167,980

Bike for Good's VeloCommunities project will reduce travel by private car and other motorised vehicles through encouraging a shift to bicycle in three Glasgow wards. The project will include work with local schools with innovative activities to support and encourage pupils, parents, teachers and staff to cycle. The project will also partner with a variety of organisations to ensure that support to cycle is available as widely as possible. Further project activities and links to national events will provide learning opportunities and awareness raising events on climate change. £290,392.

St Paul's Youth Forum will help the community of Blackhill to reduce their carbon emissions through their Blackhill's Growing, Cycling and Cooking project. Regular workshops and support will be available over three project strands (Blackhill on Bikes, Blackhill’s Growing and Blackhill’s Cooking) to help the community travel more sustainably, grow and consume more local food and tackle food waste. A common thread to all the activities will be increasing understanding of climate change and its impacts by making it relevant to everyday lives. £210,412.

Agile City CIC will improve the efficiencies and lower the carbon emissions of newly acquired community hub, Civic House, through the installation of energy efficient measures. An outreach programme will explore sustainable city development and build capacity through action-based learning. £101,048 (includes maximum funding of £29,156 from the European Regional Development Fund).

The Chinese Community Development Partnership's Chinese Climate Action Project will support the Chinese community in Glasgow to reduce home energy use, fuel poverty and carbon emissions though offering home energy advice visits and a variety of other support. Project activities will also include eco-driving lessons, a car share scheme, workshops to help tackle waste and a variety of initiatives to raise awareness and understanding of climate change and ways to help combat it. £98,700.

South Seeds will support local residents to be more energy efficient through their Locking-in Southside Energy Demand Reduction project. The project will offer a home energy advice service, with useful advice on how to be more energy efficient at home, from tackling draughts to demystifying heating controls. The project will also pilot a tool library, specialising in tools required for energy-saving alterations to tenement flats and work with local community groups to increase understanding of climate change and its causes. Further activity will include work with Glasgow City Council’s carbon management team to support the development of the local heat and energy-efficiency strategy. £145,762

The African Women Climate Change Initiative is a project that will be run by The Esther's Company to help African women across Glasgow to improve home energy efficiency and make more sustainable travel choices. Project activities include a variety of home energy efficiency advice to reduce energy use and levels of fuel poverty, plus cycle skills and maintenance training. The project will also empower African women to have a voice on the issues of climate change. £74,851.

ANYiSO’s Climate Change Awareness and Sustainability project will support the African community living in the Knightswood, Yoker, Whiteinch, and Scotstoun areas of Glasgow to take action on climate change by tackling carbon emissions in the areas of home energy and waste. Project activities include home energy efficiency advice to help households reduce energy use and levels of fuel poverty, with swapshops and repair sessions to help reduce textiles being landfilled. A variety of training, workshops and visits will help to raise awareness of climate change.  £61,294.

Soulriders' B/Spoke project will reduce carbon emissions by promoting sustainable transport amongst ethnic minorities in Greater Glasgow to encourage a shift away from car travel. Project activities include cycle skills courses, bike maintenance training and organised group rides. The project will also reduce unwanted or damaged bikes sent to landfill by providing a collection and refurbishment scheme. Further activity will raise awareness of climate change and ways to take action through a variety of methods including multilingual resources. £79,771.

North Glasgow Housing Association's Growing and Sustaining North Glasgow's Green Legacy project will focus on tackling carbon emissions from waste and home energy use. Project activities include collection and redistribution of unwanted items such as furniture, toys and food and a variety of advice and support to help improve home energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty. The project will also run a number of community events to raise awareness of climate change and practical ways to help combat it. £128,973

Highland

MOO Food Community Interest Company's Growing Our Future project will help the Muir of Ord community to reduce food waste going to landfill, choose lower carbon food and work with five local businesses to help them reduce carbon emissions. Project activities include food waste and composting workshops and an increase in local growing space with Tarradale Primary School turning their school garden into a food production area. The project will also raise awareness of climate change with positive ways to take action highlighted. £167,943.

Glenuig Community Association's Glenuig Less Energy, More Recycle project will increase recycling in the Glenuig area through provision of a local glass recycling facility and an information campaign. The project will also improve the energy efficiency of Glenuig Hall through installation of LED lighting and upgrades to insulation and draught proofing. £8,311 (includes maximum funding of £3,916 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Lochaber Environmental Group’s Go, Grow and Glow project will increase the total area of food grown locally through hands on garden classes in people’s own gardens and a community garden. Project activities include construction of a polytunnel and growing space at Strontian Primary School and delivery of a programme to increase understanding of climate change. The project will also offer support to help the community to use energy more efficiently in the home, compost food waste and travel more sustainably.  £220,609.

Morvern Community Development Company's Morvern Eco Wheels project will help the Morvern community to travel more sustainably through car sharing or using an electric vehicle. The project will also increase awareness of climate change and link action that can be taken to support offered through the project. £35,279.

Strathpeffer Community Association Ltd's Strathpeffer Saves project will reduce the carbon emissions of Strathpeffer Community Centre through installation of a range of energy efficiency measures. The project will also help households in the Strathpeffer area to improve home energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty, with project activities including home energy advice visits and workshops. Additional initiatives will help the community to learn more about food growing and sourcing local food, while a trained member of staff will raise awareness of climate change and ways to take local action to tackle it. £55,102.

The Assynt Foundation will redevelop the Glencanisp Walled Garden, establishing a local fresh food supply chain and using the Walled Garden as a hub for sustainability. Support offered by the project will include training and advice on how to grow at home and ways to tackle food waste. The project will also include a variety of opportunities to learn more about the links between food and climate change. £75,201.

Lairg and District Learning Centre's Carbon Savers - Train to Gain project will help the community reduce carbon emissions through learning how to reduce, reuse and recycle wood, textiles and other waste products. The project will also work to increase locally grown produce at selected primary schools and help the community to decrease food waste. A range of events and training opportunities for individuals, groups and schools will help to raise awareness of climate change in communities across Sutherland, Caithness and northwest Ross-shire. £216,552.

Arisaig Community Trust's Arisaig Eco Project will continue to help their coastal community move towards a more sustainable and low carbon lifestyle. Elements of the project include increasing local food production, tackling food and textiles waste and promoting greener transport and travel. The project will also help the community to improve knowledge and understanding of climate change with sessions including Carbon Literacy Training and Carbon Conversations. £58,556.

Abriachan Forest Trust's Roots to Resilience, Growing Made Easy project will increase consumption of local and seasonal produce by growing food in their community woodland. Further project activities include workshops and support to help people learn how to cook local food and reduce food waste. A number of visiting school groups will benefit from learning opportunities based around sustainable food. £86,645.

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust will help communities across Sutherland to tackle the interrelated issues of fuel poverty, carbon emissions and climate change through The Energy Advice Service. The project will offer households a tailored home energy advice service to reduce energy use, fuel poverty and carbon emissions. The project will also help householders and community members to increase their knowledge of climate change through an educational programme and community engagement events. £101,415.

Pentland Housing Association's Draught Busting Caithness and Sutherland II project will help vulnerable households throughout Caithness and Sutherland to reduce home energy use, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty. Project activities include home energy advice visits from fully trained advisers who will also fit remedial draught proofing measures. £45,832.

New Start Highland's Remade@NewStart! project will launch a hub in the heart of the Eastgate Centre in Inverness, which will refurbish or upcycle unwanted and damaged furniture, bikes, textiles and clothing. These goods will be offered for sale or donated to those in need. Further activities to be run from the hub include upcycling classes and events with regular clothes and book swaps. The project will also work to increase understanding of climate change in the local area and create a bespoke website to promote upcycled goods, upcoming events and classes. £143,333 (includes maximum funding of £30,492 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Inverclyde

Cloch Housing Association's Energy Activators project will help residents in Inverclyde who are most vulnerable to fuel poverty to reduce household energy consumption through adoption of simple energy efficiency measures. The project will also help people to repair and reuse materials through upcycling and DIY workshops with a variety of information sessions, resources and events to help raise understanding of climate change and ways to reduce carbon emissions. £215,618.

Belville Community Garden Trust's Growing Families project will create food growing space and composting facilities in Greenock Central and East ward of Inverclyde. Further activities will promote local and seasonal food and provide advice on how to tackle food waste. The project will also help to explain the links between food choices and climate change. £58,999.

Parklea Branching Out will help Parklea and the wider Port Glasgow community to reduce carbon emissions through their community food growing project, Growing Together. Project activities include an increase in community growing space and a variety of classes focused on cooking with local produce, avoiding food waste and composting. The project will also provide information of the relationship between food and climate change. £96,502.

RIG Arts Ltd's Recycle Upcycle 3D project will run a series of workshops with schools and the local community in the East End of Greenock. The workshops will promote creative ways to reuse and recycle plastic and textiles and learn about the links between waste, carbon emissions and climate change. The project will also offer furniture repair and upcycling sessions with litter picks and beach clean events to collect, recycle and repurpose waste. £104,356 (includes maximum funding of £38,334 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Community Tracks Inverclyde will develop active travel, cycling and cycle recycling initiatives across Inverclyde together with a comprehensive education and social outreach programme. Project activities will include cycle training, led rides, development of local active travel maps and a variety of opportunities to develop bike maintenance skills. Bike Banks will be made available to community groups and stocked with repaired bikes, while information on climate change and ways to help tackle it will be embedded into the project. £97,084.

Midlothian

Gorebridge Community Development Trust's Greening Gorebridge project will support the community to travel more sustainably and reduce food and textile waste. Travel activities to cut private car use include a car share and community electric bike scheme, plus training and support to help people to cycle and walk more often. Waste will be tackled through distribution of surplus food through a Community Fridge and workshops to teach textile upcycling skills. The project will also increase understanding of climate change and how the community can make informed choices to help tackle it. £158,849.

Moray

REAP's Grow Elgin III project will increase food growing spaces in Elgin by creating community gardens in the grounds of several organisations and in public areas. The project will also organise an e-bike food waste collection service for a selection of workplaces and organisations in Elgin that currently send the waste to landfill. Further project activities include support to increase consumption of local food and events, courses and resources to raise awareness of climate change. £150,260.

Earthtime’s Up Project: Repair and Share, run by Earthtime For All Ltd, will work to improve understanding of climate change and ways to help tackle it, based around decreasing waste being sent to landfill from the Elgin area. Project activities include a variety of information sessions on climate change, a tool and eco-book library, workshops to repair and upcycle textiles and wood and clothes swapping events. £99,554 (includes maximum funding of £43,021 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

North Ayrshire

Arran Eco Savvy's Energy Challenge will help households on Arran to improve their energy efficiency through offering domestic energy audits, including thermal imaging and the loan of energy monitors. The project will also offer energy advice drop-in surgeries and opportunities to learn more about climate change through its network of hubs and the Whiting Bay shop. £112,151.

North Lanarkshire

Cumbernauld YMCA’s Y Climate Challenge project which will involve the installation of energy efficient measures in their building and learning centre annexe, reducing energy use and carbon emissions.  The project will also offer the local community support to improve household energy efficiency and choose more sustainable food, with activities including home energy efficiency advice and cookery courses. £159,903.

Orkney Islands

Stronsay Development Trust's Stronsay Energy and Waste Matters project will work to reduce waste and increase rates of recycling and energy efficiency. Project activities include opening a small recycling centre in the main village of Whitehall with an initial focus on cardboard, paper and wood waste, plus a toolshare shed and a clothing collection and swap scheme. Further activities include home energy efficiency advice visits and investigation into creation of cardboard briquettes for heating, enabling the community to switch from higher carbon methods such as coal. £66,415 (includes maximum funding of £24,250 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Papay Community Co-operative's Sustainable Papa Westray project will support homes in Papa Westray to become more energy efficient and help residents to choose more sustainable travel methods. Project activities include home energy efficiency advice plus provision of loan bikes and fuel-efficient driver training. The project will also engage with people to raise awareness of climate change and low carbon living, with discussions also including subjects such as fuel poverty. £33,832.

Perth & Kinross

The Ericht Trust will run the Heat Plus project and develop a loyalty card scheme which will reward environmentally friendly shopping in the local area with aims including increasing consumption of local food and decreasing travel by private car. The project will also help to improve home energy efficiency and tackle fuel poverty through provision of energy efficiency advice. Project staff at the shop hub will be on hand to provide further information on the project and how it is helping to tackle climate change. £292,481.

Forward Coupar Angus will improve knowledge of climate change and low carbon choices in the town through their Education and Training in Climate Literacy project. Further support will focus on sustainability with relation to food, travel and waste. Project activities include increasing the amount of food grown locally, a variety of cycling opportunities at Blairgowrie High School and a Reuse and Recycle Shop. £240,200.

The Wheat We Eat project will be run by Taybank Growers Co-operative to help people in Spittalfield and the surrounding area to source local and ecologically produced wheat and flour. The project will also provide a variety of opportunities to learn more about local food and the impact of food on climate change. £21,520.

Comrie Scottish Women's Institute Rural Hall will run the Comrie Hall Community Energy Project to improve energy efficiency at Comrie Hall. Project activities include installation of energy efficient measures such as insulation, double glazing and LED lighting. The project will also include a series of workshops, events and other activities to help hall users and the local community learn more about energy efficiency, sustainable travel options and climate change. £66,868 (includes maximum funding of £22,769 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Renfrewshire

Williamsburgh Housing Association's Seedhill Urban Growing and Regeneration Climate Challenge Project will help to reduce clothes and furniture going to landfill and increase production and consumption of local food. Project activities include a programme of upcycling, recycling and food waste workshops, a textiles swap shop and creation of food growing space at Paisley Grammar School.  The project will raise understanding of climate change throughout all its activities. £99,965.

Local Energy Action Plan's Brighter Warmer Renfrewshire project will reduce carbon emissions in Renfrewshire by helping households to reduce energy use, choose more sustainable travel methods and tackle waste. Project activities include home energy efficiency advice, promotion of the LEAP Car Club and workshops to help repair and upcycle items that might have ended up in landfill. The project will run a series of events to help Renfrewshire residents learn more about climate change and ways to help tackle it. £149,999.

ReMode Renfrewshire's ReMode project will reduce textile waste through collecting unwanted items at their shop and offering a programme of hands-on workshops, learning opportunities, swishes and other clothes sharing events. The project will also help their membership, workshop participants and shop visitors to learn more about the link between textiles, carbon emissions and climate change. £96,146 (includes maximum funding of £31,155 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Scottish Borders

Burnfoot Grows Together is a project that will be run by Burnfoot Community Futures to reduce carbon emissions associated with food. The project will work with residents to increase local food production and create food growing space at both Burnfoot Community Hub and Hawick Youth Centre. The project will also work to increase consumption of local, seasonal produce and reduce carbon emissions associated with food waste. £193,853.

Shetland Islands

Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau's Local Energy Advice Project will help households to reduce their carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Project activities include home energy advice visits and drop-in sessions with signposting to switching to renewable energy options. The project will also raise awareness of climate change and ways that the local community can take action to help tackle it. £108,401.

Burra Public Hall’s Burra Community Energy Efficiency Project will make improvements to insulation, draught proofing and lighting at Burra Public Hall. This will help to reduce carbon emissions and provide a building fit for a variety of community uses. The project will further reduce local carbon emissions by offering home energy efficiency advice and tackling waste through initiatives such as swapshops. A variety of activities are planned to help raise awareness of climate change in the community. £108,290 (includes maximum funding of £53,020 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

South Lanarkshire

Lightburn Elderly Association Project's Revolve Recycle - NxtGen initiative will help households across Lanarkshire to re-use their clothing and sports equipment, reducing the number of used items being sent to landfill. Activities will include Swap Shop Boutiques and pop-up swap shop events in addition to clothing repair and upcycling workshops. The initiative will also raise awareness and understanding of climate change through a variety of methods, including Climate Conversations. Support will be made available to enable other communities to develop similar projects and promote existing good practice. £290,848.

Sustaining Camglen is a project that will be run by Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust to increase production and consumption of local food by creating and connecting growing spaces across Cambuslang and Rutherglen. The project will also offer local residents opportunities to take part in a food education programme. Further support will be available to help the community to replace car travel with cycling or walking and learn more about climate change and lower carbon options. £245,015.

Blantyre Soccer Academy's Blantyre Bikes Better 2 project will help families in Hamilton and Blantyre switch from car travel to bike by breaking down barriers to cycling. The project will offer learn to cycle sessions for mums, grandparents and small children with additional  workshops, learning and volunteering opportunities covering bike maintenance. The project will also increase understanding of climate change and ways to help tackle it through information sessions and initiatives linked to active travel. £88,066.

Stirling

Transition Stirling's Share and Repair project will help the local community reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill through initiatives such as a tool library, repair cafe, wood reuse scheme and a variety of educational workshops. The project will also raise awareness of climate change and ways to make a positive difference through a series of events and Climate Conversation sessions. £299,786 (includes maximum funding of £112,506 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council's Forth Valley Communities for Conservation project will help Ethnic Minority and LGBTI households in the Central Scotland area to reduce carbon emissions by improving home energy efficiency and travelling more sustainably. Project activities include home energy advice visits and fuel-efficient driver training. The project will also provide opportunities to learn more about climate change with training and support to become a community champion that inspires positive action in others. £238,368.

West Dunbartonshire

Dunbritton Housing Association Ltd's Dunbritton Plots to Pot project will increase locally grown food through the creation of four new growing spaces and several smaller plots. Further project activities will help to tackle food waste and increase understanding of climate change and ways to tackle it. Four local schools will be closely involved with the project. £72,446. 

Clydebank Housing Association's Growing Spaces, Growing Skills project will increase consumption of locally grown and seasonal produce through the construction of new community growing space in Whitecrook and provision of low carbon food workshops. Other project activities include support to help the community travel more sustainability and take action to reduce waste and home energy use, alongside skills development opportunities based around climate change. £173,674.

Y sort it will run the Y sort it StreetBikes project to increase levels of active travel to school, college and work by young people, staff and volunteers. This will improve health and wellbeing and decrease carbon emissions. A hub will be available where young people can learn about safe bike use and basic maintenance, as well as participating in peer led cycling trips and encouraging others to fix or even build their own bike. The project will also decrease wastefulness by reusing and recycling unwanted bikes that would otherwise have been landfilled. Y sort it will integrate tackling climate change into their everyday activities and work to increase levels of understanding within the community. £88,257.

Isaro Social Integration Network's Climate Challenge Initiative Phase 3 will establish a Climate Action Community Hub where visitors can obtain advice on how to get involved in climate action. The Hub will house a pop-up exhibition of upcycled items, a permanent swap shop and educational resources on various ways to reduce a carbon footprint.  Further project activities will offer support to reduce carbon emissions caused by home energy use, travel, textile and food waste with a focus on including young people. £104,336.

West Lothian

Beechbrae SCIO's Our Environment project will help Armadale Academy and Whitdale Primary reduce the amount of food waste and items currently going to landfill. The project will also create additional food growing space and help people to increase understanding of how their activities impact on climate change. £137,000.

Transition Linlithgow's Linlithgow Carbon Challenge 2020 will help local residents reduce their carbon emissions from travel, waste, energy and food. Project activities include personal travel planning support, a tool library, home energy efficiency advice and a weekly food assembly. The project will also engage local people in events that will help to increase understanding of climate change and inspire them to take positive action. £249,380.

The Carbon Cycle of Tomato is a project that will be run by Fun Little Education to support the Polish community in Broxburn to grow more food locally and reduce food waste. Project activities include food growing and food waste workshops, with further support offered to help the community learn more about climate change and how to make changes that will help to tackle it. £30,700.

Western Isles

Tagsa Uibhist's Grow Your Own Community project will increase availability of food growing facilities by supporting the development of existing school gardens and constructing more community growing hubs. The project will also provide Rocket Composters at local schools and convert unwanted fish farm cages into windbreak fencing and raised beds. Increasing local understanding of climate change and ways to tackle it will be covered through a school education programme integrated with food growing and composting activities. £222,926.

Bragar and Arnol Community Trust's Grinneabhat Restoration and Community Growth project will improve the energy efficiency of the Grinneabhat building through installation of insulation, double glazing and more efficient lighting. The building will be used as hub for promoting environmental friendly behaviour. The project will also offer support and space to increase the amount of food grown locally. £184,577 (includes maximum funding of £57,083 from the European Regional Development Fund).*

Community LED by Energy Champions is a project to tackle carbon emissions and fuel poverty in the Carloway and Galson Estates, Western Isles. The project will be run by a partnership between the Community Land Trusts of Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh, (Carloway Estate Trust) and Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn, (Galson Estate Trust). The project will offer support including home energy advice visits and installation of LED lightbulbs in place of high wattage bulbs. Additional project activities include a volunteer programme of community Energy Champions to increase understanding of climate change and ways to tackle it. £149,600.

Urachadh Uibhist's Uist Energy in Motion project will work closely with North Uist Development Company and Cothrom to reduce the cost and carbon footprint of transport within the Uists by increasing the viability and uptake of electric vehicles. Project activities include establishment of two Low Carbon Transport Hubs, each including an electric vehicle rapid charger. A variety of outreach work will promote the benefits of electric vehicles and draw attention to the links between travel choices and climate change. £149,992. 

 

*The European Regional Development Fund comes from the European Structural and Investment Fund which helps to facilitate major investments to support transformational change and economic and social structural reforms across Scotland.

The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit the website or follow @scotgovESIF