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Green Living Fund winners announced

Forty-one community projects set up to tackle the Cost of Living crisis and climate change have been awarded grants from Perth and Kinross Council's Green Living Fund after a public vote.

Community groups across Perth and Kinross were able to bid for a share of over £225,000 worth of funding to support their projects.

Projects had to be developed along the following themes.

  • Energy - reducing consumption, promoting energy efficiency and use of renewables
  • Transport - encouraging active travel, use of public transport and decarbonising transport
  • Waste and circular economy - reducing waste, reuse and recycle, including foodshare projects
  • Resilience - improving greenspace, biodiversity, local food growing and adapting to climate change, flood mitigation and other community resilience projects set up to respond to climate events
  • Engagement - increasing public awareness and engaging communities

Eligible bids then went to a public vote, with the most popular receiving funding. More than 5,000 votes were cast by over 2,000 people.

A total of £226,505.65 was available with the total funding pot split between seven different locality areas of Perth and Kinross.

Successful bids include Social Flock's School Uniform Bank in Perth, which will receive £10,625, and Kirkmichael Community Garden, which has been awarded £7,500.

Perth and Kinross Council leader councillor Grant Laing announced the winners.

He said: "The Green Living Fund will support a fantastic array of projects across Perth and Kinross.

"We are committed to working with our communities and I am pleased there was such an interest in the Green Living Fund, with more than 2,000 people having their say on where they wanted to see money spent.

"I am sure these projects - big and small - will make a real difference to the lives of people in communities across Perth and Kinross.

"I'd like to thank everyone who submitted proposals and all those who voted.."

Councillor Richard Watters, convenor of Perth and Kinross's Climate Change and Sustainability Committee said: "We understand the pressure the Cost of Living crisis is putting people under and so it is great to see the ideas community groups put forward.

"Support from the Green Living Fund will not only help address this but also help to tackle climate change and make Perth and Kinross a greener, more sustainable place to live."

A total of £226,505.65 was available with the total funding pot split between seven different areas of Perth and Kinross.

Almost 5,000 votes were cast by over 2,000 people.

You can view the winners for each area below:

Eastern Perthshire

ProjectFunding Awarded
Kirkmichael Community Garden£7,500
Wisecraft Blooms: Renewal and wellbeing£5,435
Learning How to Upcycle Furniture - Tayside Upcycling and Craft Centre£5,000
BaRi Growers - learning how to grow your own food£340
Blairgowrie and Rattray DT - Reducing Surplus Food Waste and making it available to all£3,433
Net Zero - sustainable future for Madoch Centre£8,000
Rattray Community Garden - water collection and running costs£2,576
Rooted in Blairgowrie & Rattray - A fruit tree planted for each baby born in Blairgowrie and Rattray£2,930
Our Garden Community Opportunity£3,146



ProjectFunding Awarded
Handam Tool library in Pitlochry and Aberfeldy£6,000
Pitlochry Garden Share - Community food growing in Pitlochry£5,415
Birks Cinema - Empowering communities to envisage tangible action through film screening discussions£2,000
Draft and Flow CIC - Cycle Hub and Workshop in Aberfeldy




ProjectFunding Awarded
Bankfoot Foodshare Indoor Pantry - No Cost, Low Cost Pantry£10,156
Rewilding Denmarkfield - Denmarkfield Allotments Community Hub£9,988
Climate Cafe Hub£5,390
West Stormont Woodland Group - Wizz7-Warp24£4,950
Perthshire Organic Gardeners - From Soil to Seed and Back Again£3,482


Strathearn and Strathallan

ProjectFunding Awarded
Cycle Crieff CIC - Cargo bikes and increased bike access and recognition£5,000
Auchterarder town bus service£10,000
Crieff in Leaf£3,110
Remake Refills High Street Location£7,606



ProjectFunding Awarded
Glenfarg Community Transport Group - Glenfarg Connectivity£3,000
Men's Shed insulation and Heating£5,000
Milnathort and Orwell CC - Milnathort Core Paths£1,456
Greener Glenfarg Group£250
Freewheelers Glenfarg - Batteries for our Community e-bikes - Glenfarg Freewheelers£1,570
Kinross-shire Repair Cafe*£1,495
Broke not Broken: Reducing Food Poverty and Food Miles across Kinross-shire£8,162
A Greener Glenfarg Community Centre£2,930

*Kinross-shire Repair Cafe received funding from the second round of Kinross-shire CIF, meaning they only required £1,495 from the  Green Living to deliver their project.


Almond and Earn

ProjectFunding Awarded
Dunbarney and Forgandenny Parish Church - A Greener Flexible Space for the Community£13,000
Earn Community Council - Bus Shelter - Ember All Electric Inter City Bus Service£6,538
Green Shoots - Countryside Climate Champions£4,361


Perth City

ProjectFunding Awarded
Social Flock - School Uniform Bank£10,625
Letham Climate Action - Supporting a Greener Letham£2,324
Churches Action on the Homeless-  On the Mend£11,744
Letham4All - Waste Not, Want Not£6,627
YMCA Tayside - Eco Ambassadors Programme£8,287
Giraffe - Perth Good Food Network£3,438
Perth Minorities Association - Eco Harmony - Nurturing Sustainable Lifestyles£3,437
PLUSPerth - Creating a city centre space for nature and nurture£3,437


Last modified on 27 March 2024

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