Scotland launches £3.5m for climate projects: A £3.5 million fund will deliver community projects that help halt climate change the Scottish Government has declared.

The Community Climate Asset Fund is presenting up to £100,000 in grants for projects supporting community climate action, including enabling the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) and bikes & those that boost energy efficiency in buildings.

Lesser grants of up to £10,000 will assist active travel & enable community groups and schools to purchase tools and equipment for food growing projects and waste reduction projects.

Applications, will be assessed and funding distributed to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis and must be proposed by 9th November 2020.

They must be able to finish their projects and exhaust all funding by the end of March 2021.

To help local communities boost their green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic the government has been fast-tracking funding.

“Communities across the country are playing a vital role in responding to the pandemic crisis and in maintaining our resilience, our sense of spirit and our local support network.

“They will also play a critical role in supporting our recovery from the pandemic and in ensuring we work with shared endeavour towards ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change.

“It is clear that we must learn from our experience of lockdown – how we work, how we travel, how we live – and apply this to our approach to becoming a net zero society. In what remains an exceptionally difficult time for us all, this funding will provide fast, tangible support to deliver long-lasting benefits to communities across Scotland.” Roseanna Cunningham, Climate Change Secretary has stated.

Scotland launches £3.5m for climate projects

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