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RUTHERGLEN AND CAMBUSLANG PROJECTS SEE WINDFALL FROM CLIMATE CHALLENGE FUND
MSP Clare Haughey has praised organisations from Rutherglen and Cambuslang who have been awarded bumper grants due to their efforts in cutting carbon emissions.
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), an initiative launched by the Scottish Government to combat climate change, has helped over 1,000 projects across Scotland since its inception – with over £100 million in funding being awarded over the last decade.
For this latest funding round, £15.3 million was made available to applicants with a £14.3 million contribution from the Scottish Government, and £1 million from the European Regional Development Fund programme. The 110 recipients in the 2018-2020 CCF include £290,848 for Lightburn Elderly Association Project’s Revolve Recycle initiative, and £245,015 for Healthy ‘n’ Happy’s Sustaining Camglen project.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey welcomed both awards saying they will “deliver tangible community and social benefits to the people of Rutherglen and Cambuslang”.
Commenting, the SNP MSP said:
“Revolve Recycle and Sustaining Camglen are two very well deserving winners. Over half a million pounds will be shared between the two projects, and it is clear the Scottish Government are excited by their plans to reduce carbon emissions.
“Healthy ‘n’ Happy and LEAP are at the heart of our community, and have been for years, and I know they will put their awards to great use.
“The Climate Challenge Fund is a tremendous initiative as it enables communities to take ownership and action at a grassroots level. I have no doubt the winning projects will deliver tangible community and social benefits to the people of Rutherglen and Cambuslang – all whilst helping address climate change.”
Further information on the recipients of the CCF can be found here:
Date published: 27th March 2018