Exciting news! We are thrilled to be part of a new Fife-wide partnership project to tackle climate change in Fife, thanks to National Lottery funding.
Climate Action Fife is the first project in Scotland to be funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s new £100 million Climate Action Fund. 14 grants have been awarded across the UK in total so far.
Starting 1st October, we’ll be working alongside Fife Council, Fife College and Greener Kirkcaldy (the lead partner) to pilot a range of exciting activities to build capacity in communities across Fife to take action on climate change, engage people from all backgrounds and sectors, tackle carbon emissions and deliver ambitious longer-term plans.
Project activities will take place over the next 18 months. They include:
- Climate change communications, training and engagement events
- Behaviour change activities encouraging climate-friendly businesses, climate-friendly homes and gardens, climate-friendly food and climate-friendly holidays
- Studies into the potential for a Fife community renewable energy project, a community tree planting strategy and a community cycling manifesto
- Testing different approaches to getting more community groups across Fife involved in action on climate change
The Climate Action Fund is the newest fund from the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The new fund aims to enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency by building a network of people and communities, well-placed to drive change, between and beyond their community.
We’re very excited to be involved in this project as it will bring together cross-sector groups working on practical local projects to tackle climate change on a Fife-wide scale. It will also support new groups to get involved, in recognition that we need all communities to join this journey to a Climate Friendly Fife. There’ll be lots of opportunities for FCCAN members to get involved. We’ll keep you up to date as the project progresses!