CCAF – Community Climate Asset Fund

Parklea Branching Out are excited to announce that we have been successful in being awarded £88,200 from the Scottish Government’s Community Climate Asset Fund.
The purpose of the fund is to provide Communities across the country with fast-tracked funding to help tackle climate change and deliver Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In total 279 projects across Scotland have been awarded.
Our grant has been awarded for the purchase of a new Community Growing Facility/Greenhouse to help the Port Glasgow and Inverclyde Community to enhance the sustainable development of our exemplar community-growing site at Parklea. This will provide increased opportunities and develop the skills of our local community, whilst facilitating discussion about climate change through community workshops and increasing an understanding of climate change in the local community through local food growing, composting, recycling and biodiversity awareness.

In order to meet some of the outcome of the CCAF our new glasshouse structure will be made from a refurbished frame. Work has already begun, with the glass from our existing structure being carefully removed so that it can be re-used elsewhere throughout the local community. Already a local allotment group has found a use for the glass.