Scotland awards £10m to fight climate change

The Scottish Government is providing almost £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change. A total of 113 community-led projects have been granted a share of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Scottish Government is providing almost £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

A total of 113 community-led projects have been granted a share of the Climate Challenge Fund.

They include working with households to improve energy efficiency and choose lower carbon travel alternatives in Aberdeen, installing LED lighting and draught proofing measures at Garioch Sports Centre and helping people in Iona to reduce their carbon footprint.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The Climate Challenge Fund supports community projects that inspire people to care about the problem of climate change, consider what it might mean in terms of their everyday lives and enable them to take action.”

Projects to increase access to cycling, tackle food waste and recycle have also won part of the funding.

The Socttish Government is also offering £11 million for energy efficiency projects.