Scottish Borders

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

Small Steps Big Changes, supported by Tweeddale Youth Action

Grant awarded: £66,110.08

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 1 March 2016

Small Steps Big Changes was a youth led project led to help young people throughout Tweeddale in the Scottish Borders live a more low-carbon life. The youth steering group was supported by Tweeddale Youth Action. Cycle training and maintenance classes encouraged travel by bike instead of car with bikes previously destined for landfill being reconditioned. Further project activities included a programme of awareness raising events to promote consumption of lower carbon, local and sustainable food.

Read the final report:

Small Steps Big Changes - CCF Final Report


The Circular Food Economy, run by Whitmuir Community Benefit Society

Grant awarded: £136,108.00

Project Dates: 1 April 2015 - 1 March 2016

Whitmuir Community Benefit Society worked in partnership with two local primary schools and a range of local organisations to pilot a new local food and waste reduction project called The Circular Food Economy. Food growing activities increased at Whitmuir Community Farm at Lamancha, Scottish Borders and the primary schools hosted points where local residents could drop off food waste and pick up compost.

Read the final report:

The Circular Food Economy - CCF Final Report

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