CENTRAL SCOTLAND GREEN NETWORK

Supporting a Green Recovery

A ‘Green Recovery’ is supported by the CSGN’s dual role of reducing inequality and promoting sustainable and inclusive economic activity.

Here the emphasis is on supporting projects and programmes that deliver employment and social benefits by integrating green infrastructure into town centres, disadvantaged areas, and Vacant and Derelict Land.

Actions

The CSGN facilitates projects that deliver the following actions

TRANSFORMING VACANT AND DERELICT LAND

Projects that develop productive green uses for these sites also help to improve areas of post-industrial blight.

TARGETING AREAS OF DISADVANTAGE

Helping to regenerate the places that are experiencing the highest levels of environmental disadvantage.

GREENING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS

To attract and retain economic activity by providing attractive green environments to work and do business.

ENHANCING TOWN CENTRES

Green infrastructure in town centres not only increases resilience to climate change but also provides a better environment for staff, customers and residents.

LOW CARBON ENERGY

Wherever possible, incorporating low carbon energy generation into the design and management of green infrastructure.

CREATING NEW EMPLOYMENT

In roles relating to the creation, management and use of green infrastructure.

Featured Project

WISHAWHILL WOOD PUMP TRACK

Transforming an area of Vacant and Derelict Land into a cycling pump track has breathed new life into the community of Craigneuk, a high priority SIMD area for regeneration. In addition to boosting health and reducing anti-social activity, it has led to the start-up of a new social enterprise and even hosted a round of the World Pumptrack Championships.

Relevant resources

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

We can help your organisation deliver its environmental objectives by making a positive contribution to the CSGN. Whether you have a project proposal, a funding question, or you simply need advice on how to take an idea forward, we’d like to hear from you.

The Central Scotland Green Network is driven forward by the Green Action Trust, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) No SC015341 regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Registered offices at Hillhouseridge, Shottskirk Road, Shotts, Lanarkshire ML7 4JS.

To learn more about the Green Action Trust visit www.greenactiontrust.org

The Scottish Government is the key funding partner of the Central Scotland Green Network

© Green Action Trust 2021