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Fife

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

Charlie's Plot 2 supported by Methilhill Community Children's Initiative

Grant awarded: £32,611

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Charlie's Plot 2 was a project led by young people in Methilhill, Fife to support the wider community to make informed food choices, reduce food waste and increase composting levels and knowledge of climate change. The young people will be supported by Methilhill Community Children's Initiative and project activities are to include a weekly gardening club, outreach sessions with local schools, nurseries, youth clubs and organisations, plus food waste and composting workshops.

View final report:

Charlie's Plot 2 - CCF Final Report

 

Climate change, what's that got to do with us, run by Greener Kirkcaldy

Grant awarded: £143,816

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Climate change, what's that got to do with us, worked throughout the Kirkcaldy District to raise awareness of climate change and help households to take more control of their energy use and bills, thus reducing fuel poverty. The project, which was run by Greener Kirkcaldy, included activities such as home visits offering advice on energy efficiency and home renewables, plus fuel efficient driver training.

View final report:

Climate change, what's that got to do with us - CCF Final Report

 

Easy Peasy, run by The Ecology Centre

Grant awarded: £46,136

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The Ecology Centre ran the Easy Peasy project from a new hub at Kinghorn Loch, Fife. The project worked to reduce food miles and carbon emissions as food was grown on site and community members learnt the skills to grow at home. A Men's Shed project focused on refurbishment of unwanted garden tools while relationships with two local schools were to further raise awareness of the links between food miles and climate change. An additional benefit of the project aimed to be improved health for those involved with outdoor gardening activities.

View final report:

Easy Peasy - CCF Final Report

 

Eco -Refurbishment of Carron Grove Scout Hall, run by The 39th Fife Scout Group

Grant awarded: £55,403.88

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The 39th Fife Scout Group worked to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions at Carron Grove Scout Centre in Dunfermline through installation of energy efficient measures including insulation, double glazed windows and energy efficient lighting. The group aimed to act as an exemplar for environmental awareness and energy efficiency throughout the community, running sessions on home energy efficiency and providing opportunities for scouts to work towards a badge based around these themes.

View final report:

Eco -Refurbishment of Carron Grove Scout Hall  - CCF Final Report

 

Hayfield Food Project, run by Hayfield Community Centre Management Committee

Grant awarded: £35,881.40

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Hayfield Food Project in Kirkcaldy developed a community growing space in the grounds of Hayfield Community Centre where local families could grow fresh, nutritious vegetables, cutting food miles, carbon emissions and costs. A part time Project Manager led in organising workshops and providing support on growing, harvesting, cooking and making best use of the produce from the gardens. Further project activities included initiatives to reduce food waste and increase use of sustainable travel.

View final report:

Hayfield Food Project - CCF Final Report

 

The Philp Hall Energy Challenge, run by Linktown Community Action Centre

Grant awarded: £58,310

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The Philp Hall Energy Challenge installed energy efficient measures in the Philp Hall Community Centre in Linktown Kirkcaldy, making the building easier to heat, thus reducing its running costs and carbon emissions. The project was run by Linktown Community Action Centre and also worked to offer local householders the chance to save energy in their homes through home energy advice visits, an exhibition and workshops with groups that use the Hall.

View final report:

The Philp Hall Energy Challenge - CCF Final Report

The Philp Hall Energy Challenge - CCF Final Report (community engagement)

 

Action On Energy, run by St Bryce Kirk Centre

Grant awarded: £57,740

Project Dates: 2 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

The St Bryce Kirk Centre in Kirkcaldy  upgraded lighting, insulation and draught-proofing to slash the centre's energy consumption and carbon emissions through the Action On Energy project. The project also offered a series of activities including household energy audits and fuel efficient driver training to help the local community reduce their own energy consumption and carbon emissions.

View final report:

Action On Energy - CCF Final Report

 

St Andrews Towards Transition, run by Transition University St Andrews and the St Andrews Environmental Network

Grant awarded: £148,102.28

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

St Andrews Towards Transition worked with the local community to deliver initiatives that provide simple low carbon solutions and embed sustainable enterprise within the community. Project activities enabled local people to take practical action on climate change through tackling issues around rural home energy, local food, sustainable transport and enhancement of neighbourhood links. This programme of activities worked to bring about social, economic and environmental benefits for St Andrews as well as cutting carbon emissions.

View final report:

St Andrews Towards Transition - CCF Final Report

 

Tayport Community Growing Space, run by Tayport Community Trust

Grant awarded: £78,453

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Tayport Community Growing Space established community garden in Tayport, Fife for vegetables, salads and fruit. The project aimed to reduce carbon emissions through food and consumers travelling less. Tayport Community Trust ran the project and the local community were offered the chance to attend workshops to develop growing skills so they could grow their own at home and learn more about the links between food and climate change. The project aims to become self sustaining by selling surplus produce locally.

View final report:

Tayport Community Growing Space - CCF Final Report

 

Too Good to Waste, run by Greener Kirkcaldy

Grant awarded: £75,337

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Too Good to Waste was a project run by Greener Kirkcaldy to build awareness, skills and opportunities for the local community to reduce waste by reducing, reusing and repairing. The project worked tocarry out programmes of practical events and workshops in the community, backed up by community-based social marketing activities and engagement with other local community groups.

View final report:

Too Good to Waste - CCF Final Report