The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides funding and support for community groups to tackle climate change through local community-led projects that reduce carbon emissions.
Further details from www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccf
Eco Project 2 (2018 – 2020)
Arisaig Community Trust are delighted to have received additional funding of £58,556 from the Climate Challenge Fund for a new Eco Project which will run until March 2020. The main themes of the project are encouraging local food production and consumption, reducing waste and promoting greener transport.
There will be lots of interesting initiatives and events being organised all with a focus of reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change at a local level.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle which will focus on cutting down on the things we use, find new uses for items rather than throwing out and recycling items. Eat Local and Seasonal which will look at growing more food at home and in community spaces. Avoiding food waste sent to landfill by composting at home.
Greener Travel which will encourage use of public transport, car sharing and active travel.
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Eco Project 1 (2015 – 17)
Arisaig Community Trust received £162,000 from the Climate Challenge Fund towards the eco-refurbishment of the Land, Sea and Islands Centre and a range of initiatives linked with food growing, food waste, energy efficiency and greener transport. This project was multi-layered, involving education, practical workshops, building projects and technological innovation.
We employed two project development managers to promote energy awareness in the village, create warmer homes and reduce fuel poverty. The refurbishment of the LSIC was key to the project as it enabled us to demonstrate to homeowners how energy-saving measures can really work.
Our project managers worked with Home Energy Scotland to provide cavity wall insulation for multiple homes in the villages, as well as new windows, boilers, heaters, draught-proofing and other forms of insulation. A total of £90,000 was awarded to individuals for energy improvements.
Energy Action Scotland (2015 -16)
Our project managers worked with Energy Action Scotland and the Warmer Homes Fund to provide cavity wall insulation for households, as well as new windows, boilers, heaters, draught-proofing and other forms of insulation. A total of £90,000 was awarded for energy improvements in the community.