Scotland launches £10m climate change campaign

Scotland has launched a fund worth £10 million to tackle climate change. Around 116 community projects have been awarded a share of the fund to develop projects which aim to reduce carbon emissions and to improve the environment. Scottish Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod said the projects will make a real difference in the fight to tackle climate change. […]

DONG Energy awards £20k for community projects

Fourteen community projects have been awarded grants totalling £20,000 from an offshore wind farm fund. It is part of DONG Energy’s community benefit fund associated with its Burbo Bank Extension project, located off the coast of Wirral. Once completed, the wind farm will have a total capacity of 258MW, enough to provide power for more […]

M&S energy fund open to public vote

The winners of a £400,000 energy fund for communities will be chosen by the public. M&S received 240 applications for its Community Energy Fund which have now been shortlisted to 136 for the open vote. Entrants include a Buddhist centre in Colchester, a steam railway in the Pennines and a tennis club in Penzance. The company is now inviting the public to […]

£1.5m boost for community climate projects

Community groups taking action against climate change are to benefit from an extra £1.5 million, the Scottish Government has announced. It will boost the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) – which supports carbon-cutting projects – and take the total budget for 2014-15 to £11.8 million. Projects that will share the fund include an e-bike rental scheme […]

Scottish communities getting £5m from wind farm operators

Communities across Scotland are now receiving £5 million a year from onshore wind farm operators, according to new figures. The Scottish Government Register of Community Benefit from Renewables was launched in September last year and provides a central base for developers to log details of the support they provide. It shows SSE’s Clyde wind farm […]