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£10 million Climate Challenge Fund awarded

113 organisations from across Scotland will benefit from almost £10 million of funding through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund to run local projects that help tackle climate change.

The announcement was made by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a visit to the R:evolve Recycle swap shop, a currently funded Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) project, run by Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP) in South Lanarkshire.

Keep Scotland Beautiful have managed the Climate Challenge Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government since the Fund was established in 2008 and provide support, resources and training to support grant recipients and other community groups taking action on climate change.

In 2017/18 the Climate Challenge Fund totals £9.97 million and is a combination of £9.09 million from the Scottish Government and £0.88 million from the European Regional Development Fund. You can view a full list of CCF grant recipients for 2017/18 on the Scottish Government's website. The projects will commence their activities on 1 April 2017. For more information see http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/news/sustainability-and-climate-change/climate-challenge-fund/10-million-climate-challenge-fund-awarded/

22 February 2017

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