The Gathering featured a variety of exhibitors from the CCF Community.
We were delighted to welcome exhibitors representing a variety of national organisations from the CCF community to the exhibition area in the Stratosphere.
Adaptation Scotland provide advice and support to help Scotland be prepared and resilient to the effects of climate change. They help public sector, businesses and communities to understand what climate change will mean across Scotland, and identify the best way for them to plan for the impact – taking the opportunities and preparing for the risks.
Bright Green Business
Bright Green Business can help your organisation engage with some of Scotland’s brightest, most dynamic students and graduates through the Environmental Placement Programme (EPP). The programme recruits candidates to work on projects that have an environmental focus and projects can range from environmental management support to carbon behaviour strategies. EPP runs all year round and their network reaches students and graduates from universities and colleges across the country (and beyond) allowing you to harness their skills through a structured placement.
Carbon Literacy Project
The award-winning Carbon Literacy Project is working to get everyone motivated and equipped to play their part in tackling climate change. It does so by enabling communities, workplaces, schools and universities to design an effective and relevant day’s-worth of learning that finishes with the learner actually doing something to lower their carbon footprint. The project was invited to present at the historic Paris UN Climate negotiations in December 2016 and is working to create toolkits for cities across the world to use in this vital cause. The project is owned by registered charity (No 1156722) The Carbon Literacy Trust and co-ordinated by social enterprise Cooler Projects CIC.
CEMVO Scotland is a national intermediary organisation and strategic partner of the Scottish Government Equality Unit. Since being established in 2003, CEMVO have developed a database network of over 600 ethnic minority voluntary sector organisations throughout Scotland to which they deliver a wide range of programmes that provide capacity building support to the sector. As a national organisation, they continually engage with the EM voluntary sector and its communities helping them deliver tailored support to the sector, and to work strategically with public, statutory, and government agencies to tackle a range of prevalent issues such as race equality, social inclusion, capacity building and civic participation.
Federation of City Farms and Gardens
FCFCG supports, promotes and represents community gardens and city farms across the UK. They have over 80 members in Scotland and support many more projects by:
- Answering questions and developing your ideas through their advice service
- Supporting groups to learn from each other through site visits and networking events
- Increasing skills and knowledge through training events and workshops
- Promoting projects through their website, social media, and national media
- Representing their members at a policy level to improve the strategic support for community gardens and city farms.
- Running the Community Land Advisory Service which supports communities and landowners to increase the supply of land available for community growing.
- Running Growing Together which supports community groups to become less grant dependent.
Home Energy Scotland
Home Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust. Their advice is free and impartial and helps householders to save money and help the environment by looking at how they use energy, water and transport.
Home Energy Scotland advisors can help householders reduce their bills and keep warm and assess whether they may be eligible for any extra support.
0808 808 2282 or www.homeenergyscotland.org
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable
Living Streets want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, reducing the risk of preventable illness and social isolation and making walking the natural choice. They believe that getting Scotland walking means progress for everyone.
Living Streets work with professionals and politicians to make sure every community can enjoy vibrant streets and public spaces. Their Walk to School and Walk to Work campaigns reach every area of Scotland. Through their Walkable Communities project, we empower community groups to deliver improvements to their walking environment.
Local Energy Scotland
Local Energy Scotland manage CARES - the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme. They give communities, businesses and other organisations advice and funding in all aspects of local, renewable energy.
Local Energy Scotland have recently re-launched their website which can be accessed via the link below.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network is a grassroots network of community groups that are taking action on climate change. As a ‘community of communities’ they provide a shared vision and voice for our members and work to address barriers and challenges so as to enable communities to shape their own low-carbon future and promote local resilience and wellbeing.
Zero Waste Scotland
Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Their goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world’s limited natural resources. They are funded to support delivery of the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy.
We were also pleased to welcome a number of the shortlisted nominees for the CCF Awards to the exhibition area in the Ozone
You can view all the winners and shortlisted nominees on the CCF Awards webpages.
Calder and Gryffe Community Project, LEAP Renfrewshire
Communities for Conservation, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council
Talking About Climate Change, Greener Kirkcaldy
Green Futures Project, SCOREscotland
Local Food for Local People, Tagsa Uibhist
Tayport Community Trust – PLANT Gardening Group
Westburn CAN, Whale Arts
(Still) to good to waste, Greener Kirkcaldy*
Swap and Reuse Hub, SHRUB*
Awards Panel Choice
Chinese Climate Change Project, Chinese Community Development Partnership
Embedding North Glasgow’s Green Legacy, Ng Homes
*2017/18 activities are supported by a grant from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and funding from the European Regional Development Fund.