£2.1m Climate Challenge Projects

Monday March 4th, 2013

A new community arts and culture centre in Leith and a project to grow and sell produce in Ormiston are the first ever revenue generating Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) projects.

In total 13 projects from the Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Perth & Kinross, Stirling and Fife will share £2.1 million funding.

The Leith Community Climate Change project run by Himalayan Centre, Edinburgh today received a £255,837 grant to establish a low carbon, sustainable arts and culture centre which will focus on climate initiatives and includes plans for a coffee shop and restaurant.

The Ormiston Grows Green project has been awarded a £281,290 grant to help residents grow and sell their own vegetables, raise awareness of food waste and cut their carbon footprint.

By generating an income from their activity, it is hoped both projects will not only become self-sustaining but can also reinvest in further low carbon action.

The Climate Change Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, has also launched Low Carbon Scotland: Behaviours Framework, which sets out the approach Scottish Government will take in influencing behaviours to help achieve the transition to a low carbon Scotland.

 

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