Projects awarded funding at CCF Grant Panel 25

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, announced on 28 March 2019 the award of grants for 22 community-led projects in the 25th round of grants from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.



The 17 projects listed below will enter the seccond year of their activities in 2020/21.


Harvest Ministries will run the Harvest Environment Awareness project to help the residents of Banff to reduce energy use, carbon emissions and fuel poverty. Project activities will include a variety of home energy advice and FuelGood driving courses. The project will also engage the community in discussion about climate change through Climate Conversations workshops and other events. £170,835.

The Alford Green Hub project will be run by Alford and District Men’s Shed to improve the energy efficiency of the former school buildings and provide food growing space. Additional activities will include food sharing, reuse workshops, promotion of green transport and energy efficiency advice, all of which will provide practical demonstrations. £195,824.


City of Edinburgh

SCOREscotland's Green Futures Project will support communities around the west of Edinburgh to reduce the amount of food, textiles and bikes destined for landfill. Initiatives include a Community Fridge, food sharing, repair workshops and a programme to increase awareness of climate change and how to help tackle it. £282,867.

Leith Community Crops in Pots will run Croft Carbon College to provide a wide range of workshops, online learning and community activities that improve the Climate Literacy and climate change combating skills of participants. Further initiatives will include a comprehensive trainee programme in food growing.  £254,936.

The Salisbury Centre's Living Lighter project will tackle carbon emissions associated with food and waste by providing food growing, cooking, upcycling and sewing sessions. The project will also facilitate discussion about climate change by running Climate and Carbon Conversations and host an Annual Interfaith Environmental Summit. £185,292.


Dumfries & Galloway

The Greystone Rovers Foundation's Kicking Carbon project will help Dumfries High School and the David Keswick Athletic Centre to reduce their carbon emissions through reuse of sports kit and adoption of more sustainable travel. Project activities include a kit and boot bank, energy efficient laundry and sustainable travel initiatives with a goal to improve Carbon Literacy and facilitate discussion about climate change. £139,453.



Forth Valley Sensory Centre's Making Sense of Energy Saving project will help people across the Forth Valley with sight or hearing loss to reduce their energy use, carbon emissions and address fuel poverty. Project activities will include accessible home energy advice and the facilitation of discussion about climate change. £102,926.


Glasgow City

The Scottish Ethnic Minority Deaf Club's Y WASTE project will help the ethnic minority deaf community of Glasgow and surrounding areas to move towards a low carbon lifestyle by reducing energy use in the home and reducing food waste going to landfill. The project will also facilitate activities to increase understanding of climate change and ways to help tackle it. £132,757.

Gilded Lily CIC's Waste into Wishes project will offer free support to help women in Govan and surrounding areas of Glasgow to reduce plastic, paper, textiles and food being sent to landfill. Project activities will include upcycling workshops, sewing classes, swap shops and community meals. The project will also increase understanding of climate change through a series of movies, talks, events and training sessions. £178,518.

University of Strathclyde Students' Association will address food waste and food poverty, through collaboration with local Students' Associations and local food retailers. The Townhead Area Foodsharing Project will facilitate students and residents in the area to collect unwanted food from local retailers with a food sharing hub in the Townhead area of Glasgow. £80,000.



Thurso Community Development Trust's Thurso Grows project will establish a new community growing space to reduce food miles and will offer support to help the residents of Thurso learn more about food growing, how to reduce food waste and the links between food choices and climate change. £122,568.



The Broomhill Community Hub and Gardens project will be run by the Inverclyde Association for Mental Health to help Broomhill residents to reduce carbon emissions by growing more local food and tackling food waste. The project will also help to improve understanding of the links between food choices and climate change through a variety of practical workshops and community events. £185,316.

Belville Community Garden Trust's Great Big Community Food Cycle will support residents in Inverclyde to reduce their food waste by setting up a Community Fridge network and promoting local food. The project will also facilitate discussion about climate change by embedding Climate Conversations through all workshops and classes. £149,791.


North Ayrshire

Arran Eco Savvy's Sustainable Island Life Project will offer home energy efficiency advice to help residents on the Isle of Arran to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions with additional support to address fuel poverty. Further project activities will focus on food waste and lower carbon travel alternatives. A variety of Carbon Literacy workshops and resources will be available through the Eco Savvy Carbon Literacy scheme. £293,638.



ReMode Renfrewshire’s ReMode Make ReDress project will empower young people and the wider communities of Renfrewshire’s outlying villages to take an active role in combating the environmental impact of fashion and textiles. Project activities will include clothing repair and upcycling sessions and clothes swishes. £263,061.



The Bannockburn House Gardens Project will be run by Bannockburn House Trust to support people from Bannockburn and the Eastern Stirlingshire villages to extend and develop the semi-derelict walled gardens and orchard at Bannockburn House. The project will also facilitate learning and discussion on food and climate change through an exciting programme of information, activities, workshops and events. £114,208.


West Dunbartonshire

Community Links Scotland's Carbon Conversations project will support people from across West Dunbartonshire to make small but significant lifestyle changes which will reduce carbon emissions. The project will also empower project participants to achieve qualifications in community leadership and deliver carbon awareness training locally. £110,668.

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