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Springbank Evangelical Church in Campbeltown has secured a share of funding made available through the Scottish Government’s Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF).
Administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, the church has been awarded nearly £3,000, part of a £3.2 million package of funding shared between 279 community-based organisations across Scotland to help tackle climate change.
Springbank Church has used its grant of £2,891 to upgrade lighting in the building to a low energy LED system.
A spokesperson for Springbank Church said: ‘This grant from CCCF will reduce our carbon footprint and, importantly for us, an independent organisation, a substantial reduction in our electricity use.
‘We are very grateful and thank the Scottish Government for this support.’
Other community-based organisations have secured funding for items including electric
vehicles and bikes, energy efficiency measures in community buildings, and
equipment to grow food and tackle waste.
Building on the invaluable contribution that community-based organisations are
making to Scotland’s Covid-19 response, the CCAF will help them to play a
prominent role in the green recovery.
Climate Change Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, said: ‘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 transition to a net zero society.’
The CCAF is designed to support communities to reduce usage of petrol and diesel
cars, cut waste, grow local food, and reduce emissions from community buildings.
Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful administer the CCAF on behalf of the
Scottish Government and Barry Fisher, CEO, said: ‘We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and sustainable, and through the Community Climate Asset Fund. We are delighted to support communities to tackle climate change and contribute to a green and just recovery from Covid-19.’