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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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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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CSGN Forum Highlights Importance of Green Infrastructure

The importance of green infrastructure in transforming the way we live in Central Scotland was highlighted at a conference in Edinburgh today (Thursday 15th June 2017).

The seventh annual forum of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) 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.

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CSGNT Annual Report 2015/16 available now

CSGNT Annual Report 2015/16 available now

The latest CSGNT annual report is now available to download. It accounts for the work CSGNT has carried out in partnership with the Scottish Government and with stakeholders to drive forward the delivery of the CSGN, improving the vitality, health and well-being of Central Scotland.

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