Renfrewshire

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

Calder and Gryffe Community Project run by Local Energy Action Plan

Grant awarded: £129,884

Project dates: 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

Calder and Gryffe Community Project helped householders in Houston, Crosslee, Brookfield Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan and Bridge of Weir reduce the amount of energy they used in their homes and daily lives. The project focused on areas requested by the communities and was delivered by LEAP, Local Energy Action Plan, a local community charity that helps residents improve carbon efficiency. Project activities included home energy advice, an energy shop, development of a community wood fuel co-op and a Centre of Carbon Excellence, plus further promotion of LEAP Car Club and support for electric vehicles.

Read final report:

Calder and Gryffe Community Project - CCF Final Report

 

Kit & Caboodle run by Linwood Community Development Trust

Grant awarded: £159,067.50

Project dates: 1 January  2014 – 31 March 2016

In conjunction with the local football community, Kit & Caboodle ran in Linwood, Renfrewshire, and was designed to encourage behaviour change principally around sports related activities such as travel habits and carbon positive choices for sports kit and equipment. Activities included a sports kit and boot recycling scheme, a bulk laundry system in large-load machines with eco-friendly air-drying pulleys and the promotion of long-term behaviour change with regard to travel habits – all with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.

Read final report:

Kit & Caboodle - CCF Final Report

 

LEAP Yep, Local Energy Action Plan Youth Engagement Programme

Grant awarded: £56,918.76

Project dates: 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

LEAP Yep, Local Energy Action Plan Youth Engagement Programme, was a series of hands on green vocational skills workshops, pop up events and social gatherings devised by and for young people across the four communities of Lochwinnoch, Bridge of Weir, Howwood and Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire. Through a range of engaging activities the project worked to young people to learn about their environment and gain practical skills they can use to reduce their carbon emissions.

Read final report:

LEAP Yep - CCF Final Report