South Lanarkshire

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

Bike Town, run by Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust

Grant awarded: £272,360

Project dates: 6 January 2014 - 31 March 2016

Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust ran the Bike Town project to help people get out of their cars and onto their bikes for local journeys around Rutherglen and Cambuslang. This aimed to decrease carbon emissions, helping to tackle climate change while also decreasing travel costs and providing health benefits from active travel. Healthy n Happy also aimed to offer a range of activities to help people switch from car to bike such as group cycle lessons, led cycle rides, including bike trains for children who want to cycle safely to school, bike maintenance workshops, a bike loan scheme and personalised route planning.

View the final report:

Bike Town - CCF Final Report 

 

Climate Philes Initiatives, run by Hope Amplified

Grant awarded: £112,802

Project dates: 1 August 2014 - 31 March 2016

Climate Philes Initiatives worked with households in Castlemilk, Carmunnock, Greenlees and East Whitlawburn with a focus on the BEM community to raise awareness of climate change and how to reduce carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Project staff and volunteers helped the community reduce carbon emissions through support to increase home energy efficiency, improving availability of local produce and providing advice on how to reduce waste.

View the final report:

Climate Philes Initiatives - CCF Final Report

 

Passback, run by Blantyre Soccer Academy

Grant awarded: £114,770.0

Project dates: 1 January 2014 - 31 March 2016

Passback worked to change the behavioural habits of the parents and coaches to recycle, reduce and reuse by by changing the way sports kits were washed and landfilled. Blantyre Soccer Academy worked to gather 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.

View the final report:

Passback  - CCF Final Report

 

The Healthy n Happy Community Hub Eco Project, run by Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust

Grant awarded: £149,931

Project dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The Healthy n Happy Community Hub Eco Project improved energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions of a new community hub in Rutherglen by installing energy efficient measures including lighting and heating controls, upgraded windows and roof insulation. The project, run by Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust, also provided an energy outreach programme to help users of the hub take energy efficient action at home to reduce energy use, bills, fuel poverty and carbon emissions

Read the final report:

The Healthy n Happy Community Hub Eco Project - CCF Final Report

 

R:evolve REcycling, run by Lightburn Elderly Association Project

Grant awarded: £104,932

Project dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

R:evolve REcycling run in Cambuslang and Rutherglen, run by Lightburn Elderly Association Project reduced carbon emissions caused by landfilling of clothes and soft furnishings. Re-use and recycling skills of the local older generation was shared with children and families through a range of activities to help the community reuse, recycle and extend the life of their old clothes or swap them for something nearly new within local Swap Shops.

Read the final report:

R:evolve REcycling - CCF Final Report