MSP CALLS ON ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY GROUPS TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

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MSP CALLS ON ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY GROUPS TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

Groups across the central belt can bring environmental and health benefits to their local communities by bidding for a share of a fund worth up to £400,000. The 2018-19 round of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding, which opened on 8th November, will offer investment to projects promoting active travel, woodland planting, community growing and restoring land.

As Europe’s largest greenspace initiative, the CSGN is aiming to transform the central belt into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.

In recent years, South Lanarkshire Rural Development Trust, the David Livingstone Centre, and the Dalmarnock Centre have been the recipients of thousands of pounds of funding. Since 2010, £6.3 million has been invested in total to more than 180 projects across the central belt.

Welcoming the latest round of funding, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey said:

“Since 2010, the funding provided by the Central Scotland Green Network has helped more than 180 projects improve green spaces in their local areas. Whether that’s been through community growing, woodland planting or increasing awareness of cycle and walking routes, each of these community projects is playing a role in creating a cleaner and greener Scotland.

“If you are a ‘Friends of’ group who helps maintain our parks, a school who wishes to create a community garden, or any other organisation who aims to bring environmental and health benefits to your local area, then CSGN funding may be able to help.

“Organisations in Castlemilk, Dalmarnock, East Kilbride, and Blantyre have received such investment over the last few years, so I hope more local groups from across my constituency can take the time to apply to this latest round of funding.”

Notes:

Further details on the eligibility and how to apply for the funding, see – http://www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/resources/funding/csgn-development-fund

Information on South Lanarkshire Rural Development Trust’s award can be found here:

http://www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/resources/publications/category/61-funding?download=132

Information on the David Livingstone Centre’s award can be found here:

http://www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/resources/publications/category/61-funding?download=134

Information on the Dalmarnock Centre’s award can be found here:

http://www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/resources/publications/category/61-funding?download=136

 

Date published: 8th November 2017

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