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Beat the Street Forth and Clyde sets off on the right foot!

The Beat the Street Forth and Clyde physical activity game is off to a great start this week with 1,062 players signed up and a total of 1,600 miles travelled.,

The Beat the Street game was officially launched at Falkirk Wheel on Friday with Michael Matheson MSP for Falkirk West, with organisers and representatives from the game’s organisers and funders; Central Canals Development Project, the Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER Programme and Paths for All's Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund.

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Scottish Government launches its programme for 2020/21

Today sees the publication of Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland – the 2020/21 Programme for Government. While the document, understandably, focuses on the impact of and recovery from the Covid19 pandemic, it is reassuring to see the Scottish Government restating its commitments to climate change action, biodiversity and a green recovery.

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Green Funding Boost from CSGN Growing Food Together Fund

Nine environmental projects across central Scotland have received just over £100k of funding from the Central Scotland Green Network Growing Food Together fund to encourage community growing and promote healthy eating.

Supported by the Scottish Government, projects are sharing the fund to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise.

The Green Action Trust, one of Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charities, is managing the fund as part of its work to drive forward the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN).

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Cash Boost for Community Growing Projects in Central Scotland

Projects in central Scotland that bring communities together to enjoy the benefits of growing fruit and vegetables could be given a cash boost following the launch of the Central Scotland Green Network’s (CSGN) Growing Food Together Fund.

Supported by the Scottish Government, projects can apply for part of the £100k fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise.

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), a leading charity in environmental regeneration, is managing the fund as part of its work to drive forward the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network.

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Ambitious new route map points the way to £1 billion for nature conservation

A route map towards unlocking £1 billion of new investment for nature conservation in Scotland has been published by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). This work comes at a critical time as society plans a green recovery from the social and economic upheaval caused by Covid-19, and continues to respond to the urgent climate and ecological emergencies.

Developed in collaboration with a broad coalition of stakeholders and experts over a period of two years, CSGNT is proud to have contributed to this ground-breaking proposal. The route map highlights nine tangible opportunities for investment that would contribute to a green recovery and result in significant benefits for nature, people’s health and wellbeing, and the nation’s economy. Crucially, the route map also includes models which aim to stimulate investment in Scotland’s natural capital by delivering a financial return to investors.

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New Chief Executive appointed at Central Scotland Green Network Trust

The Board of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Derek Robertson as the charity’s new Chief Executive.

Prior to joining CSGNT, Derek was Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, a position he held for nearly nine years. Derek led KSB’s work on climate change, sustainable development, local environmental quality, behaviour change and environmental education.

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Funding boost for former opencast sites in East Ayrshire

The Coalfield communities of East Ayrshire are set to benefit from a multi-million pound landscape and heritage regeneration project, following the exciting announcement that the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership has been successful in its application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery players the Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership (CCLP) has secured £2,220,500 for a 5 year delivery phase. When added to other funding that partners have secured and will continue to secure, the total project budget will be in the region of £6million. 

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