Student community rises to Climate Challenge

Transition Heriot Watt among those awarded grants

Student Associations, University Transition groups and a college were among more than 100 organisations announced on 20th February as being awarded grants in the 23rd round of the  Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

Transition Heriot Watt was awarded a CCF grant of £120,125 to help reduce the environmental impact of everyday actions at Heriot-Watt University through the Our Low Carbon Community project. The project includes a range of low carbon activities such as the collection and redistribution of items no longer needed by students at the end of term and support for students and staff to reduce energy use and travel more sustainably.

Transition Heriot Watt have also been awarded CCF funding in previous years and have produced a video demonstrating some of their achievements.

Further organisations awarded CCF grants that are led-by, or involve the student community include:

  • Robert Gordon University Student Association: £145,093 for the RGU:Revolve project, (includes maximum funding of £14,562 from the European Regional Development Fund)
  • Abertay Student Association: £59,605 for the EcoAbertay project
  • The Students' Association of the University of the West of Scotland: £86,506 for the Engage, Empower Embed E3 project
  • Cantraybridge College: £52,652 for the Cantraybridge Energy Opportunities for Life project
  • Swap and Reuse Hub Co­operative in Edinburgh: £107,759 for the The SHRUB Swap & Reuse Hub, (includes maximum funding of £12,358 from the European Regional Development Fund)
  • St Andrews Environmental Network, in partnership with Transition University of St Andrew and St Andrews Botanic Gardens: £149,986 for the St Andrews Community Carbon Challenge 

You can view the full list of organisations awarded grants in the 23rd round on the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund on the Scottish Government's website.


20 March 2017

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