£400,000 funding pot for Edinburgh green projects

Green projects in Edinburgh are being invited to bid for a share of £400,000 to enhance woodlands, boost active travel and encourage community growing.

Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 10:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 11:19 am
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has confirmed the latest phase of Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding is now open for bids.

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The CSGN aims to transform the central belt into a place which enriches the quality of people’s lives. Since 2010 more than 150 projects have benefitted from a share of £6.2 million.

Ms Cunningham said: “The fund has a particular focus on disadvantaged communities, who can often benefit the most from improvements to their neighbourhoods. The fund is already helping people enjoy local green spaces.”

Keith Geddes, chair of the CSGN, said: “Eligible projects are those that will deliver or lead to woodland creation or enhancement, local food growing initiatives which will encourage healthy eating and schemes aiming to improve or create access routes to support active travel.”