Climate Challenge Fund


Parklea Branching Out has secured a share of £15.3 million made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).

The Organisation has been awarded a CCF grant totalling £96,502.12.

The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

The “Growing Together” project will be ran by Parklea Branching Out and will offer free support and weekly workshops at the Organisations facilities and at local Outreach venues within our community to encourage participants and the wider community to make low carbon food choices, raise awareness of the best ways to avoid food waste, reduce household waste and encourage more re-use recycling. as well as supplying information on reducing local carbon emissions, but also to change behaviours and attitudes towards waste and climate change. Further information can be found within our website or by clicking here.

Parklea Branching Out’s Manager said that the CCF funding has provided a fantastic opportunity to increase the skills and confidence through our “Growing Together” programme of activities around waste reduction which can help tackle poverty and gardening skills which gives access to fresh food, helping to decrease local health inequalities.

People can get involved by contacting the organisation and keeping up to date with our “Growing Together” activities through our website, twitter and facebook!

David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager at Keep Scotland Beautiful said:

 “We congratulate Parklea Branching Out for securing funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund and encourage the local community to take advantage of support available through the growing together project.

“We look forward to supporting Parklea Branching Out as they implement their project and empowering many more communities to take action on climate change. We see it as part of our work to make Scotland clean, green and sustainable.”

The CCF has awarded 1,097 grants totalling £101 million to 658 communities since its introduction in 2008, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency.

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