£82k grant will help reap the benefits of low carbon living

Schools and groups in and around Elgin will soon be able to learn how they can reduce carbon emissions thanks to a new Climate Change Fund grant.

Keith-based environmental group REAP have been awarded over £82,000 by the fund to allow them to work with residents, schools and groups across Elgin.

The funding will allow REAP to demonstrate how growing and eating healthy local produce and composting their food waste can play a crucial role in protecting the environment.

Welcoming the decision to award the cash in the 20th round of Climate Change Fund grants, local MSP Richard Lochhead said: “I’m delighted that REAP’s application to the Climate Change Fund was successful and I’m confident that this latest project can help reduce the carbon footprint of communities in Elgin.

“The dedicated staff and volunteers at REAP have a strong record of working with communities in Moray, encouraging and inspiring all of us to take action to tackle climate change.”

The Climate Challenge Fund supports communities across Scotland to take action on climate change and move to low carbon living. The Fund supports projects which reduce carbon, are community led and create a legacy of low carbon behaviour assets.

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