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Climate Challenge Fund supported by nearly £1m of European funds

Climate Challenge Fund supported by nearly £1m of European funds

Guardian Compliance has learned that Zero Waste Scotland recently confirmed the award of nearly £1million of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) to community organisations which have been successful in securing investment from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The funding, part of the ERDF-funded Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Accelerator programme for which Zero Waste Scotland is lead partner, has enabled the Climate Challenge Fund to support more community projects that help inspire people to care about the problem of climate change and enable them to take action.

Details of more than 100 projects to receive support from the Climate Challenge Fund were announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Glasgow.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland said: “Scotland’s ambitions for a circular economy, where we make things last for longer, go hand-in-hand with its world-leading commitments to tackling climate change. Thanks to extra investment from the European Regional Development Fund we’re now able to help more communities across Scotland take action locally to benefit Scotland’s environment.

“We look forward to working with the successful organisations to make a real difference to their communities.”

For more information on the Climate Challenge Fund awards see the Scottish Government website http://news.gov.scot/

Zero Waste Scotland

February 2017

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