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Local communities encouraged to get planting for pollinators

Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) is working with Buglife Scotland, local schools and communities to help transform the John Muir Way into a rich habitat for pollinators.

The Planting for Pollinators along the John Muir Way project aims to help create wildflower areas along the route of the John Mur Way and within 3km either side, by encouraging local schools and communities to plant mini meadows that will help provide foraging environments for pollinating bees, hoverflies and other insects as well as homes for additional wildlife.

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Green community ambitions - £400,000 to boost the environment

Communities across the central belt can bring environmental and health benefits to their areas by bidding for a share of a £400,000 fund.

The 2018-19 round of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding will offer investment to projects promoting active travel, woodland planting, community growing and restoring land. Since 2010 £6.3 million has been invested in more than 180 projects.

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Free offer to help landowners identify opportunities for farm woodland

As part of an ongoing programme of work to promote woodland creation in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area, Central Scotland Green Network Trust, on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland, are offering a limited of free Farm Woodland Assessments to landowners in the Central Scotland Green Network Area (covering the Central Belt, across to East Lothian,  up into West Fife, parts of Stirling and Ayrshire-see attached map) to help farms and estates identify opportunities for new and existing woodland to support their farm businesses. This work follows on from an initial round of 16 Farm Woodland Assessments, undertaken at the beginning of 2017.

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Green Funding Boost from CSGN Development Fund

Environmental projects across Central Scotland have benefited from a green funding boost of almost £400,000 from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund.

Projects across Central Scotland are sharing the funding to improve access to greenspace and help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area.

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2017 CSGN Forum Survey Results

The 2017 CSGN Forum drew inspiration from across the globe with leading experts from Italy, Belfast and Copenhagen underlining the need for greenspace, green infrastructure and active travel routes in cities and urban environments.

Building on from last years’ successful approach, this event included time for networking and participatory workshop sessions and site tours to visit local projects.

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Central Scotland to Benefit From Green Funding Boost

Forty-eight community projects in Scotland have been awarded £40,000 funding in total from the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Community Project Fund to improve their local greenspace.

The £40,000 Community Project Fund – supported by £30,000 funding from the Greggs Foundation and £10,000 from Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) – is providing one-off grants of up to £1,000 to support small-scale greenspace initiatives and to foster community engagement in maintaining and enhancing the local environment.

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