£2.2m for community projects tackling climate change

The Scottish Government is providing more than £2.2 million for community projects that aim to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. It is the latest round of funding as […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Scottish Government is providing more than £2.2 million for community projects that aim to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

It is the latest round of funding as part of the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), with 18 projects receiving a share of the cash – taking the total amount provided so far to more than £59 million.

Save Energy Saves the Environment will work with an ethnic minority community to raise awareness of climate change and help them cut energy use while the Broadford and Strath Community Company will create a hub to encourage local people, hotels and restaurants to grow and source food locally.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “As a result of the Climate Challenge Fund harmful greenhouse gas emissions are being steadily reduced and we are building more resilient communities throughout Scotland.

“Although no one individual, group or nation can solve the problem of climate change every project announced today will play a part in making a real and lasting difference, not just locally or nationally but globally.”