Tigh a’Chomainn celebrate green fundingType: News
Topic: Ecology and sustainability
Community: Tigh a’Chomainn
Published on: 30th July 2019
Tigh a’Chomainn Camphill were delighted to be awarded a grant of £15,000 to contribute towards the purchase of an electric vehicle. The community will use the electric car to enable residents to access destinations which are not served by public transport or are not accessible by the residents by bike. Tom Marx from Tigh a’Chomainn Camphill said:
The funding of an electric vehicle is an important demonstration of our joint commitment to environmental and social sustainability. Camphill has a long history of working with people and the environment in a sustainable way.
Our recent focus on green transport is intended to benefit not only the people we support directly but also the local community by lessening our reliance on fossil fuels.
The Unlock our Future Fund, provided by Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay was managed by Foundation Scotland. The innovative funding programme, which provides awards to local community groups across the North East which are working towards a fossil fuel free life, was designed following community feedback to focus on projects and activities that support local communities in the shift to a climate smarter world.
Natalie Ghazi, Vattenfall’s Local Liaison and Project Communicator said:
We want this funding to bring a lasting legacy to the region, and what better way than to be able to support local communities to accelerate their journey to fossil free living. It’s great to see the creative and innovative ideas and projects from the local community that will now come to life through the Unlock our Future Fund.