The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has granted a total of £2.2 million to help local communities to combat the effects of climate change.
Under these grants announced by Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, a total of 18 projects throughout Scotland will benefit.
Since 2008, the CCF has awarded over £59 million of funding to 676 projects in 498 Scottish communities.
The CCF aims to support projects that work to reduce carbon emissions, are community-led and ‘create a legacy of low carbon behaviour assets’.
Whitehouse said: “To date we have invested £59 million in the CCF – including an increase in this year’s budget from £10.5 million to £11.8 million thanks to the ever increasing number of applications coming forward”.