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Local communities across Scotland will be supported to take climate action in their areas through a new nationwide network of Climate Action Hubs.

This follows the success of two pathfinder hubs in the North East and the Highlands, which helped to widen participation in climate action and have supported a range of projects, including on local energy and flood mitigation.

Crofters across Scotland will be able to apply for larger sums of money to upgrade their housing under the Croft House Grant.

To help ensure more crofters and their families can benefit, the government is increasing the grant rate for home improvements from 40% to 60% of the total project cost – with a maximum grant of £38,000.

With this week being nature Nature Restoration Skills Week, NatureScot and partners have put together a programme of free training events focussed on skills for nature restoration. 

 

This month the Scottish Government published its National Strategy for Economic Transformation. This sets out the priorities for Scotland’s economy as well as the actions needed to maximise the opportunities of the next decade to achieve our vision of a wellbeing economy.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened a new training college in Glasgow to mark the beginning of Scottish Apprenticeship Week this week.

City Building’s new state-of-the-art training college in Springburn will house up to 250 apprentices across a range of disciplines, providing hands-on training opportunities in plumbing, furniture making, decorating and joinery.

Paths For All have recently launched the Ian Findlay Path Fund which supports the improvement of local paths within and between communities, making it easier for people to choose active travel and public transport for everyday journeys.

The current Programme for Government contains a commitment to establish at least one new National Park in Scotland by Spring 2026. 

Fuel Poverty Conference

Join Energy Action Scotland members and speakers free of charge to hear more about the state we are in and what that means for fuel poor households. Experts on financial support and affordability, wider market reforms and fabric first policy will be joining session across two days to help us move forward improving lives and outcomes for struggling Scottish households.

Specialist advice on animal welfare can help keep your livestock in good health and make your farm practices work for you.

SCCAN Annual Gathering 'Re-imagining the future' - Edinburgh

Are you ready to join forces with like-minded individuals and organisations working towards a sustainable future?

Come to the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) Annual Gathering 'Re-imagining the Future' in Edinburgh!

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