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Young people invited to advise on climate change panel

Young Scot is supporting us to find young people to become members of the Climate Challenge Fund panel which makes recommendations on projects to help improve Scotland’s environment.

The successful applicants, aged 16-26, will work with Young Scot, Climate Challenge Fund panel members of all ages, and us to make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on future funding applications.

Apply as soon as possible and no later than the 28th August 2017. If you are successful Young Scot will offer free training and support, alongside us, to help the new panel members.

Previously, the Climate Challenge Fund has supported projects involving energy efficiency improvements to community owned buildings, home energy efficiency advice, lower carbon travel options, community growing initiatives and schemes to tackle waste. Projects led-by and involving young people at youth groups, Student Associations and uniformed organisations, such as the scouts are amongst those to have benefitted from grants.

We manage the Climate Challenge Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. Find out more about how to apply and the forthcoming support events and deadlines here.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot said, “Having young people involved in the Climate Challenge Fund panel is a brilliant idea. The panel will be able to draw on the experiences and views of young people to enhance their decision making, and young participants will be able to gain a wide range of experience to help their personal development.”

04 August 2017

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