Scottish Government fast tracks funding for community projects
Rhuaraidh Fleming, SNP candidate for North East Fife at the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, has welcomed funding for community groups across North East Fife provided by the Scottish Government to help tackle climate change and deliver Scotland’s green recovery from the (COVID-19) pandemic.
The new funding worth over £30,000 has been provided by the Scottish Government via the Community Climate Asset Fund and has been fast-tracked to allow communities to begin their green recovery from the pandemic. Projects benefiting from the latest round of funding in North East Fife include new electric bikes for the East Neuk Centre Trust to help with the Covid-19 response and wall insulation for Auchtermuchty Community Centre to help reduce carbon emissions.
Commenting on the funding awards, Rhuaraidh Fleming said:
“I am very pleased to see so many community groups in North East Fife benefiting from Scottish Government funding to help with our green recovery from Covid-19.
“The biggest issue facing the world at the moment, after the pandemic, is climate change. We must have a green recovery from the pandemic and investment in community groups is vital to ensure that everybody is in a position to help us lead our green recovery.
“The SNP Scottish Government has set ambitious, world leading climate change targets. A just transition to a greener, fairer economy is a clear priority, something that I hope will be confirmed by national Governments when Scotland hosts the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) summit later this year.
“Our collective response to the climate emergency will define the type of world we leave behind for future generations. The time is now to make the small changes at home, nationally and globally, that are necessary to ensure a good quality of life for future generations.”
More information about the Community Climate Asset Fund, and recipients of the latest funding, is available here.
North East Fife projects include Auchtermuchty Community Centre, £19,976.64; East Neuk Centre Trust, £7,052.02; University of St Andrews Students’ Association. £6,169.31.