£10 million fund to stop climate change

Local community groups across Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley are urged to apply for a share of over £10 million from the Climate Challenge Fund to promote action against climate change.

The fund has supported 756 community-led schemes since 2008, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel and growing local food.

In 2014 the Dalmellington Community Allotment Project led by a committee of young people and supported by The Zone Initiative Limited were successful in their bid and received over £34,000.

MSP Adam Ingram said: “Climate change affects us all, and the historic global agreement reached in Paris sets the stage for the effort and action that we will all need to take.

“Scotland is already three quarters of the way towards achieving our world-leading target of a 42 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

“I would urge applicants to act immediately as the pllications should be submitted by the deadline of February 5. More information can be obtained at www.climatechallengefund.org.”