Glasgow City

We are pleased to share success stories, learning and reflection from the Climate Challenge Fund through the final reports of projects across Glasgow City.

A Leading Example for Energy Efficiency, run by Ahl Al-Bait Society

Grant awarded: £134,431

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Ahl Al Bait Society in Glasgow worked to reduce energy use and carbon emissions through installation of energy efficient measures in their community centre building. The project also worked with the local community to reduce energy consumption, fuel poverty and carbon emissions by providing energy advice sessions at the community centre and home energy checks. Resources such as energy advice packs were produced in Arabic and English languages.

Read the final report:

A Leading Example for Energy Efficiency - CCF Final Report

 

Al-Meezan Climate Change Project run by Al-Meezan Ltd

Grant awarded: £170,000

Project Dates: 1 May 2014 - 31 March 2016

Al-Meezan ran the Climate Change Project to decrease the carbon emissions of the Al-Meezan community premises in Glasgow through installation of energy efficient measures such as insulation, lighting and an automated control system. The project also worked with the community to raise awareness of climate change and actions that could be taken to reduce carbon emissions such as travelling sustainably to Al-Meezan and reducing energy use in the home.

Read the final report:

Al-Meezan Climate Change Project CCF Final Report

 

Al-Meezan Climate Change Grow and Recycle Project run by Al-Meezan Ltd

Grant awarded: £54,587

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Al-Meezan Climate Change Grow and Recycle Project is run by Al-Meezan Ltd aimed to reduce local carbon emissions associated with food miles and waste being landfilled. A local growing space was established at the Al-Meezan garden in Glasgow City. Workshops were be offered to support the community growing their own, reducing food waste, composting and recycling.

Read the final report:

Al-Meezan Climate Change Grow and Recycle Project CCF Final Report

 

Awaz – The Voice of the Community, Swap Shop and Climate Challenge Programme

Grant awarded: £52,153.98

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Awaz – The Voice of the Community, Swap Shop and Climate Challenge Programme worked to help the South Asian community residing in the G41 area of Glasgow to reduce carbon emissions through tackling waste and improving energy efficiency. Monthly project activities included swap shops and a climate challenge programme to increase knowledge of energy efficiency, reducing, reusing and recycling and climate change issues

Read the final report:

Swap Shop and Climate Challenge Programme - CCF Final Report

 

Cadder Cutting Carbon project, run by Cadder Housing Association

Grant awarded: £119,950

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Cadder Cutting Carbon project, run by Cadder Housing Association, installed high performance roof, floor and ceiling insulation to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of the Cadder Community Centre in Glasgow. These improvements will contributed to transforming the Community Centre into a comfortable base for local services. Energy efficiency advice was offered from the Centre tol benefit the wider Cadder community, helping to reduce home energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

Read the final report:

Cadder Cutting Carbon project - CCF Final Report

 

Furniture Re-use and Recycling, run by Connect Community Trust, Re Connect Glasgow Ltd

Grant awarded: £132,893

Project Dates: 6 January 2014 - 31 March 2016

Connect Community Trust, Re Connect Glasgow Ltd will worked to cut local carbon emissions and combat climate change through reuse and recycling of furniture in Glasgow. Training opportunities were provided to support local people to increase their skills and reduce the furniture and household waste going to landfill. The project also worked with local schools, colleges and community groups to facilitate workshops, providing information to the wider community on climate change and what they can do to help tackle it.

Read the final report:

Furniture Re-use and Recycling - CCF Final Report

 

Faith and Action for an Eco Friendly Future, run by Noah’s Ark

Grant awarded: £149,856.12

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Faith and Action for an Eco Friendly Future will reduce carbon emissions from the Ark Centre in Glasgow through installation of energy efficient measures in the building. These measures will include improved wall and roof insulation, energy efficient lighting and double glazing. The new, more efficient community centre will be used as a hub to deliver activities such as workshops to help the community to reduce home energy use, carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Multi lingual radio broadcasts will promote both sustainability and climate change messages.

Read the final report:

Faith and Action for an Eco Friendly Future - CCF Final Report

 

Growing Together, The Concrete Garden

Grant awarded: £149,613

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Growing Together worked to help communities in the North of Glasgow to reduce carbon emissions through local food growing and creative waste reduction initiatives. The project featured a large new growing space in the heart of Possilpark, development of an Urban Growing Learning and Demonstration Hub and the 'Cultivate' food growing mentoring scheme. The project also reduced carbon emissions through the Creatively Carbon Conscious programme, using craft workshops, swap shops and tech waste repurposing to inspire and enable people of all ages to reduce waste.

Read the final report:

Growing Together - CCF Final Report

 

Heritage Station Pedal Power Project, run by South West Community Cycles

Grant awarded: £266,240.82

Project Dates: 30 November 2013 - 31 March 2016

South West Community Cycles ran the Heritage Station Pedal Power Project from their adopted Station Resource Centre within Pollokshaws West Railway Station. The Project worked to help people move away from their cars by making cycling the primary travel option in the local area, thus lowering carbon emissions and helping to tackle climate change. The Project provided quality refurbished bikes at zero cost, cycle lessons, maintenance courses and also a fully resourced cycle hub at their Station Resource Centre. A series of pledges helped to enable project participants of all ages and abilities to make small positive changes within their transport choices.

Read the final report:

Heritage Station Pedal Power Project - CCF Final Report

 

Lets Cook Grow and Sew, run by West of Scotland Regional Equality Council

Grant awarded: £83,994

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Lets Cook, Grow and Sew Together was a project run by West of Scotland Regional Equality Council to cut carbon emissions through increased home energy efficiency, growing of more local produce and a reduction in waste of food and household items. The project worked with minority ethnic communities from across the West of Scotland with specific focus on South Asian, Chinese and Roma communities living in the Greater Glasgow. Project activities included establishment of a community garden, weekly energy and food growing advice surgeries, reuse classes, information packs and recruitment of community champions to engage with their communities.

Read the final report:

Lets Cook Grow and Sew - CCF Final Report

 

Milton Crunch 2, run by North Glasgow Community Food Initiative

Grant awarded: £112,210.80

Project Dates:  1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Milton Crunch 2, run by North Glasgow Community Food Initiative worked to build on the success of the original Milton Crunch project by launching new growing, composting and cooking projects for all ages. Milton Crunch 2 also worked to expand the reach of activities to include new areas and schools. Increased production of local food and composting of organic waste aimed to reduce carbon emissions while consumption of fresh produce will help improve diets and health.

Read the final report:

Milton Crunch 2 - CCF Final Report

 

Passback run by Blantyre Soccer Academy

Grant awarded: £114,770

Project Dates: 1 January 2014 - 31 March 2016

Passback aims to change the behavioural habits of the parents and coaches to recycle, reduce and reuse by the way we wash and redistribute our sports kits and reduce landfill by reduction of CO2 emissions. Blantyre Soccer Academy’s aim is to gather any unused sport clothing and equipment from its vast membership and the local community by use of specialised recycling clothing bins, to recycle for use and distribute to the less fortunate families and individuals in the local and wider areas of our community.

Read the final report:

Passback -CCF Final Report

 

RePlay Too run by Glasgow Play Resource Association

Grant awarded: £192,230

Project Dates: 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

RePlay Too run by Glasgow Play Resource Association worked to reduce waste and carbon emissions through an innovative environmental art and play project diverting and utilising materials destined for landfill. The project combined environmental awareness and artistic creativity to create a connection between local people and their environment. RePlay Too worked to change behaviour through the children it reached as they influence their parents to reduce carbon emissions through decreased waste production and effective reuse of waste.

Read the final report:

RePlay Too - CCF Final Report

 

Save Energy Saves the Environment, run by Amina the Muslim Women's Resource Centre

Grant awarded: £122,060

Project dates: 1 September 2014 -31 March 2106

Save Energy Saves the Environment worked with Muslims, ethnic minority women and disadvantaged communities in the South and North of Glasgow to raise awareness of climate change and how to reduce energy use. The project - run by Amina the Muslim Women's Resource Centre - included activities such as workshops and home visits to raise awareness of climate change and offer advice on how to use energy more efficiently, thus reducing costs, carbon emissions and fuel poverty.

Read the final report:

Save Energy Saves the Environment - CCF Final Report

 

Southside Energy Saving Champions project, run by South Seeds

Grant awarded: £231,298

Project Dates: 14 July 2014 - 31 March 2016

Local charity South Seeds worked to tackle fuel poverty and carbon emissions in the communities of East Pollokshields, Govanhill, Crosshill, Queen's Park and Strathbungo through the Southside Energy Saving Champions project. The project included activities to engage with Eastern European and Roma communities as well as creation of a private landlords forum. The project worked tohelp the local communities reduce their energy use and bills through offering home energy efficiency advice and facilitation of practical home energy efficiency improvements. The project also supported uptake of home composting and renewables, all helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Read the final report:

Southside Energy Saving Champions - CCF Final Report

 

Travel Less Grow More, run by Church of Pentecost UK Glasgow District

Grant awarded: £89,008

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Church of Pentecost UK Glasgow District ran the Travel Less Grow More project which worked with church members to decrease carbon emissions caused by car travel and food. The project promoted a car sharing website and offered fuel efficient driving training. Free loan bikes, cycle maintenance workshops and cycle proficiency lessons were offered to encourage shorter journeys to be made by bike instead of car. A new community growing space was created on previously derelict land. This space will enabled the community to grow and consume more local, seasonally grown food and to compost food waste, with advice also available to help reduce food waste.

Read the final report:

Travel Less Grow More CCF Final Report

 

Urban Green Cranhill, run by Thenue Housing Association

Grant awarded: £150,000

Project Dates: 6 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Urban Green Cranhill was a multi-strand community food growing and environmental awareness project in the Greater Easterhouse area of Glasgow. Run by Thenue Housing Association, the project helped give the community the skills and space to grow food locally, provide home energy efficiency advice, loan bikes and composting facilities. As well as reducing carbon emissions the increase in community growing and cycling encouraged physical activity providing health benefits, while unemployed young people were offered the chance to develop skills for employment. The project also worked to raise awareness of issues surrounding climate change, energy efficiency and waste reduction through workshops, plus innovative schools events and a local environmental Gala Day.

Read the final report:

Urban Green Cranhill CCF Final Report

 

U savers energy project, run by the Ucare Foundation

Grant awarded: £158,590

Project Dates: 2 June 2014 - 31 March 2016

U savers energy project run by the Ucare Foundation worked with Pakistani, Afghani and Bengali households in Glasgow to raise awareness of climate change and decrease carbon emissions. Project activities include a multi-language interactive climate change web platform and resource centre, home visits to provide energy efficiency advice and support for households to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Read the final report:

U savers energy project - CCF Final Report

 

WSHA SWITCH project run by Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association

Grant awarded: £39,448

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The WSHA SWITCH project aimed to assist Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association tenants in Glasgow City to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change by reducing energy consumption in the home, increasing recycling in the local community and raising awareness about climate change issues. With leadership from local volunteers the project encouraged knowledge and action in the community towards a climate positive future.

Read the final report:

WSHA SWITCH - CCF Final Report