Funds available for green plans

Funds are now available to support green projects
Funds are now available to support green projects

Projects that support trees, woodlands and green infrastructure, encourage community growing or promote active travel can now apply for a share of up to £700,000.

Environment Minister Aileen McLeod announced the latest phase of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund last week.

The CSGN Development Fund is managed by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, with funding provided by Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Transport Scotland and the Scottish Government.

Support is available for feasibility projects as well as physical projects.

Over the past six years, the CSGN Development Fund has supported over 150 projects with £5.8 million.

Dr Aileen McLeod, Minster for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform said: “Being able to access high quality greenspace can improve the health, wellbeing and confidence of people and communities.

“And, as Europe’s biggest greenspace project, the CSGN has already made a massive difference to the lives of thousands of people in the central belt.”

The closing date for applications to the fund is January 18, 2016.