There are already “tremendous local projects” to tackle the climate crisis and these can be taken to the next level with grants available through the Scotland Loves Local Fund.
That is the message of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP, Neale Hanvey, who is calling on local organisations to apply to the fund which can “supercharge” local efforts to make Kirkcaldy “greener, fairer and more sustainable”.
During a visit to Greener Kirkcaldy, the local MP was briefed on community efforts to improve local sustainability, as he announced his own series of projects focused on the climate crisis in the lead up to the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year.
These include efforts to highlight local businesses in the renewables sector, a school poster competition to engage younger members of the community, and discussions with local organisations around the transition to net zero emissions.
Mr Hanvey has been a vocal supporter of the Scotland Loves Local campaign, using his platform to encourage Fifers to shop local, think local and support local enterprises.
Commenting, Neale Hanvey MP said:
“The climate crisis is an enormous global challenge, but it requires a local approach. That’s why I’m using the run up to the climate conference in Scotland to promote and support the tremendous local projects in my constituency.
“The new Scotland Loves Local Fund allows us to supercharge that activity – empowering communities and local businesses to take action that will make Fife greener, fairer and more sustainable.
“If you think your organisation might fit the bill, get your application in before 1st October.”
More details about the Scotland Loves Local campaign and how to apply to the new fund, can be found at www.lovelocal.scot