Leading climate action in Fife
We are thrilled to announce that the National Lottery are funding our work with local Fife communities to take action on climate change.
The National Lottery Climate Action Fund has awarded our Climate Action Fife project £2,102,234 to deliver carbon reduction activities over the next 5 years. Climate Action Fife is a partnership of 12 organisations: Bikeworks ltd, CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil, Edible and Tasty Spaces Rosyth (EATS), Fife Communities Climate Action Network, Fife College, Fife Council, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT), St Andrews Environmental Network (StAndEN), Transition University of St Andrews and Youth 1st.
We are leading the partnership, which will focus on five interlinked strands: Business, Homes and Gardens, Food, Travel and Community tree planting. Each of these will play a key role in reducing carbon emissions in Fife.
Our Chief Executive, Suzy, said: “We have spent the last 18 months building our partnership, trying out new ways of engaging people on climate change, and developing ambitious plans for the next five years. We are delighted to be working with each of our partners from across Fife, each of which brings their unique strengths, locations and networks. Our project will tackle the key areas of emissions, work with all sectors and stakeholders, and build capacity in communities and organisations across Fife.”
Allen Armstrong, Secretary, CLEAR Buckhaven and Methil, on of our community partners said: “Being involved in this partnership presents us with a wider platform to extend and intensify our own longstanding climate action work at the grassroots level and in a very deprived community. We work in a former mining community on the coast of the Firth of Forth which has suffered from serious and cumulative environmental damage over decades. Hence, we welcome the opportunity to raise awareness and take practical action which can reduce and mitigate ongoing climate deterioration which affects us all in our everyday lives.”
Councillor Jan Wincott, Spokesperson Environment and Climate Change, Fife Council, said: “We are proud to be working again with partners on The National Lottery funded ‘Climate Action Fife’ project, taking action on the climate emergency in all aspects of Fife over the next five years. The progress that has been made over the last eighteen months, with all partners achieving Bronze level Carbon Literacy shows what we can achieve together.”
Climate Action Fife has a shared vision of a Fife where everyone is working together towards a low carbon, resilient and just future. The project will enable communities to take a lead on tackling climate change. It brings together a strong partnership, with the resources needed to deliver the shared vision. Visit our website
We can’t wait to get started!