We are delighted to hear that we were successful in bidding for further funds to develop the project over the year ahead. With new funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund we are pleased to announce significant expansion for the coming year. The grant of over £210,000 will allow three new staff positions to be created in our Burntisland office to add to our small team and to develop an ambitious new programme.
Amongst the plans for the coming year we aim to:
- Greatly grow and expand the projects membership base
- Support the local economy by working more closely with local producers
- Host a series of larger-scale ‘special events’ (still top secret)
- Establish four volunteer-led branches (in North, South, East, West of the region)
- Plan and deliver a brand new series of practical Make & Taste workshops around cooking with fresh, local, seasonal produce held in Community Kitchens across Fife.
- Publish four brand new publications, online and in print
- All new members to receive individual Carbon Foodprint on joining
- Teachers pack to all Fife Primary School teachers linking with the new Eco Schools topic and supporting Curriculum for Excellence Health & Wellbeing
- Regular community workdays and community education workshops at Broomhill Gardens (Burntisland) and elsewhere
- Document the project in partnership with Creative Technologies Dept (Adam Smith College) by creating a digital film
Congratulations to the many projects across Scotland continuing or starting work towards the transition to a low carbon economy. Here’s a list of the projects that were awarded in this final round.