Scottish Government launches climate-friendly recovery fund

13 October 2020

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The Scottish Government has announced the creation of a fund worth £3.5 million to help deliver climate-friendly projects. The fund aims to aid a ‘green’ recovery following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Community Climate Asset Fund will provide grants of up to £100,000 for projects supporting community climate action, including those that boost energy efficiency in community buildings and help with the purchasing of electric bikes and vehicles.

Smaller grants of up to £10,000 will support active travel and waste reduction projects, with the aim of enabling community groups and schools to purchase tools and equipment for food growing projects.

Applications for the fund have opened, with projects expected to be complete by the end of March 2021.

Source: Scottish Government, 9 October 2020