Six projects associated with allotments or community gardens have received grants in the latest round of funding from the Climate Challenge fund: The biggest grant of £310,767 has been awarded to Moffat CAN, Dumfriesshire – Grow Allot (Greatly Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Our Waste And Lead Local Organic Trade), to reuse derelict buildings and land to provide recycling facilities, allotments and an organic market garden for Upper Annandale.
Other grants have been awarded to:
Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre, Edinburgh – Drylaw and Telford Community Gardens Project in the north of Edinburgh, to create seven food growing areas to grow fruit and vegetables for local people. As well as growing their own food, local people will benefit from a series of cooking classes and Climate Challenge workshops. – £103,641
Aberdeen Forward Ltd – Transition Aberdeen. As well as seeking to divert waste from landfill through the Creative Waste Exchange, participation in city allotments, growing food for the benefit of family and friends, by new and existing allotment holders will be encouraged with workshops and practical assistance – £75,730
Firth and Mossbank Community Allotment Group, Shetland – Phase 1 Mossbank Allotments, to develop allotments on part of the former Firth Camp- £54,175
Care and Repair Edinburgh Ltd – Edinburgh Garden Share Scheme (EGSS), to match garden owners who have land to spare with people who would like to grow fruit and vegetables – £92,043
The Organic Growers of Bothwell – Bothwell Community Garden. The funding will be used to construct 54 raised beds, two polytunnels and wormeries, along with a small orchard containing fruit trees and soft fruit. – £196,354
If you want to know how to apply for a Climate Challenge Fund Grant click on this link which will take you to their information pages