Stuart McMillan MSP has welcomed the news that two Inverclyde groups have received a share of almost £300,000 in Scottish Government funding for 2019-2021.
Inverclyde Association for Mental Health and Belville Community Garden Trust have been awarded £185,316 and £149,791 from the latest round of the Climate Challenge Fund, respectively.
Inverclyde Association for Mental Health, which runs the Broomhill Community Hub and Gardens project, will use this money to help Broomhill residents reduce carbon emissions by growing more local produce and tackling food waste.
Similarly, Belville Community Garden Trust’s Great Big Community Cycle project will use this award to support residents in Inverclyde to reduce their food waste by establishing a Community Fridge network and promoting local produce.
Commenting, the Greenock and Inverclyde MSP said:
“Both of these organisations are more than worthy recipients of the Climate Challenge Fund, which awards community-led initiatives that aim to provide local people with practical ways to lessen their carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
“This SNP Scottish Government is committed to helping empower people to make ethical and environmentally-friendly choices, and this funding is part of those efforts.
“I wish the initiatives every success, and encourage people to get involved and make a positive change.”