Finnie Welcomes Climate Challenge Funding


Green MSP John Finnie has welcomed awards of over £2 million from the Climate Challenge Fund for projects in the Highlands and Islands.

The awards, totalling £2,136,315 were shared between 25 organisations across Argyll and Bute, Highland, Moray, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

John lodged the following parliamentary motion congratulating the organisations on their awards:

Motion Number: S5M-04139
Lodged By: John Finnie
Date Lodged: 21/02/2017

Title: Highlands and Islands Climate Challenge Fund

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the 25 projects in the Highlands and Islands that have been awarded a total of £2,136,315 from the Climate Challenge Fund; notes the important roles that these groups play in supporting their respective communities to recycle, reduce, reuse, promote energy efficiency, grow food locally and tackle fuel poverty, and wishes the projects, which are run by Lorn Island Partnership, Iona Renewables Group, Fyne Homes, Mull and Iona Community Trust, Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust, Lairg and District Learning Centre, Raasay Development Trust, New Start Highland, Lochaber Environmental Group, Cantraybridge College, Raasay House Community Company, Pentland Housing Association, Broadford and Strath Community Company, Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, Spean Bridge Community Centre, Scottish Highlands and Islands and Moray Chinese Association, Buckpool Golf, Sports and Social Club, Earthtime For All Ltd, REAP, Orkney Zerowaste, Papay Community Co-operative, Fetlar Developments Ltd, Tagsa Uibhist, Tighean Innse Gall, Bragar and Arnol Community Trust, well for the year ahead.

Highlands and Islands MSP, Finnie said:

“The Climate Challenge Fund provides support, resources and training to community groups taking action on climate change. I am delighted that 25 projects spanning all local authorities in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded funding which will support local communities to recycle, reduce, reuse, promote energy efficiency, grow food locally and tackle fuel poverty.”

Funding Announcement: