Scottish communities set for fast-tracked £3.2m green recovery funding

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COMMUNITIES across Scotland are set to benefit from fast-tracked funding to help deliver the country’s green recovery from Covid-19, the Scottish Government has announced.

A total of 279 projects are to be funded through the £3.2 million community climate asset fund, helping to deliver a range of green recovery initiatives including infrastructure improvements and the release of electric vehicles.

The Scottish Government’s climate change secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, said, “Communities across the country are playing a vital role in responding to the pandemic crisis and in maintaining our resilience, our sense of spirit and our local support network. In what remains an exceptionally difficult time for us all, this funding is providing fast, tangible support to deliver long-lasting benefits to community based organisations while also helping them tackle climate change as we accelerate our just transition to a net zero society.

“I am particularly pleased that the successful recipients of the community climate asset fund come from right across the country, meaning many thousands of people will benefit from the projects and help play their part in ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change.”

A list of projects to be awarded funding is expected to be released in March.