Stuart McMillan MSP (SNP) has welcomed the application of Greenock Morton Community Trust, through ‘Greener Morton’ to apply to the Climate Challenge Fund.
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government programme, managed and developed by Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding for community groups to tackle climate change. Grants are available to support community-led projects that reduce local carbon emissions, make community improvements and help communities cope with the impacts of climate change.
Inverclyde is the only local authority area in Scotland which has not had a community take advantage of the Climate Challenge Fund.
Mr McMillan raised the issue with the Minister for Environment, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, in the Scottish Parliament during Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment portfolio questions.
Mr. McMillan said:
“I’m pleased to learn that Greenock Morton Community Trust have made a submission to the Climate Challenge Fund and I very much hope they are successful in their application. I have written a letter of support which I hope will help them in their bid.
“It’s disappointing to learn that Inverclyde is the only local authority area in Scotland which has not had a community take advantage of the Climate Challenge Fund.
“Therefore, it would tremendous if the community trust project was successful as it would have health and environmental benefits to those who will participate in its activities.”