Events

The next networking event of the Fife Communities Climate Change Network is on the 31st May at Rothes Hall,  Glenrothes 10 am – 2pm.

Book your place here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fife-communities-climate-action-network-for-a-low-carbon-and-resilient-fife-tickets-25250104743

Please come along to share ideas and information and learn about the work of others that will help communities to engage in climate change. Following a series of speakers, there will be time to discuss community based actions, finishing with a networking lunch.

Talks/Speakers

‘Introduction to the Fife Environmental Partnership’ – Carolyn Bell, Technical Officer, Resource Efficient Solutions, Climate change and Zero waste.

Carolyn will introduce the Fife Environmental Partnership, its members, and their timetable for developing the Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan for Fife, commenting on how it fits into the current Climate Change Strategy, and indicating the opportunities for communities to engage along the process.

‘Local authorities and community groups: getting the best for your project through supportive partnership’ a report for Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.  Elizabeth Leighton, Co-author of and also Chair of Scotland’s Climate Challenge Fund Grants panel.   This report explores how community groups could work better with local authorities to tackle climate change.

‘Community Engagement Adaptation Learning Exchange and other initiatives helping communities to become resilient to climate change’ Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director of Sniffer (managing Adaptation Scotland). Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to communities via its Climate Ready Communities work to help ensure that Scotland is prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of climate change.

We hope you can make the event.  Please tell others.

PREVIOUS EVENTS (contact Julian via facilitator.fccan@gmail.com to find out more)

Networking event – 18th March 2016, St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy, 12.00 to 15.00

The theme was  ‘Sustaining and funding your project or initiative:  viability and sustainability at different scales.

  • Sustainability and viability of projects/initiatives.  How best can a community group progress these?
  • What funding is available to community groups? We’ll look at the new Lottery funding, Fife Council support and more.
  • What services might your group offer to other organisations?
  • Might you consider moving towards creating a social enterprise in long term?
  • How could we work together to provide peer support and possible collaborations?
  • How can you build capacity, keep volunteer support going – what support is there for you to help you with this?

Speakers included Suzy Goodsir: How Greener Kirkcaldy has successfully diversified its funding sources, Pedro Santos from BRAG: Developing and supporting social enterprise, and Sheena Kenny from Fife Council Funding Team.

A networking lunch was provided.

We are looking to broaden our peer network by connecting with other communities, so we invited representatives from groups not yet a member of the Network to attend.

17 people attended.

Third meeting took place on 17/09/15 at Falkland Centre for Stewardship

Second meeting took place 24/11/14 at Falkland Centre for Stewardship

Inital meeting to establish the network took place in June 2014 in Dysart, Kirkcaldy

 

Who is Fife Communities Climate Action Network?

We are Community Groups in Fife that are taking action on Climate Change. By working through this network we intend to share information, resources and knowledge whilst tackling the barriers to low carbon living in Fife. We will act as a channel of communication with Fife council and the wider Scottish Communities Climate Action Network to whom we are affiliated.