Proposals for all new buildings to be fitted with climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuel heating systems have been published.
The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) funds and supports innovators to kick-start solutions that tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The programme is centred around a theme each year. Building on the legacy of COP26, the 2022 theme is: innovative solutions to climate change issues faced by rural communities in Scotland.
New funding is now available from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES). The fund aims to support community organisations to reduce their building energy costs and carbon emissions.
The Let’s Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund is open now and is planned to run until the end of March 2025, subject to funding availability.
A guaranteed annual winter heating benefit of £50 will be paid for the first time in February 2023 to around 400,000 low income households.
Rural Affairs and Islands Secretary, Mairi Gougeon has announced that six Scottish islands have been named to become carbon neutral by 2040, through The Carbon Neutral Islands project.
The Carbon Neutral Islands project is a programme for government commitment aimed at supporting islands to become carbon neutral by 2040.
The Baillie Gifford Multi-year Awards fund, aimed at supporting grassroots community groups across Scotland, is now open to applications.
Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities: