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.

The CSGN is Europe’s largest greenspace initiative which seeks to transform Central Scotland into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality and initiatives.

Keith Geddes, Chair of the CSGN Trust, said: “We are proud  that the CSGN Development Fund is supporting projects across Central Scotland and making a real difference to the invaluable work they carry out.

“Almost £400,000 is being awarded in 2017 through this initiative which is designed to support trees, woodlands and green infrastructure as well as encouraging community growing and promoting active travel to help transform the quality of life for people living and working in the area.”

The CSGN is a national development in the National Planning Framework 3 encompassing 19 local authorities across 10,000 sq km. It has the potential to benefit 3.5million people, equating to 70 per cent of Scotland’s population.

The CSGN Development Fund is administered by the CSGN Trust and supported by Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

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