Electric bikes, food growing equipment and glazing to improve energy efficiency are among the total of 279 projects, which will be funded through the Community Climate Asset Fund.
The Community Climate Asset Fund is administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful as part of the Climate Challenge Fund initiative.
The recipients of the Fund include:
- Blood Bikes Scotland who have been awarded £24,896 to purchase an electric motorcycle and charging station to help reduce carbon emissions within the Lothian region by transporting urgent items for the NHS more sustainably
- Orkney Blide Trust who have been awarded £39,659 to purchase a wheelchair-accessible electric minibus to help the people of Orkney with experience of mental ill health to access the outdoors and receive support more sustainably
- Fair Isle Primary School and ELC who have been awarded £1,658 to purchase food growing and composting equipment to help reduce carbon emissions by growing fruits and vegetables and producing compost at the school
Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham commented on the announcement: “Communities across the country are playing a vital role in responding to the pandemic crisis and in maintaining our resilience, our sense of spirit and our local support network.
“In what remains an exceptionally difficult time for us all, this funding is providing fast, tangible support to deliver long-lasting benefits to community based organisations while also helping them tackle climate change as we accelerate our just transition to a net zero society.
“I am particularly pleased that the successful recipients of the Community Climate Asset Fund come from right across the country, meaning many thousands of people will benefit from the projects and help play their part in ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change.”
More information about the Fund and a full list of successful recipients is available on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.