Fife Climate Hub
Fife Climate Hub: The newest tenant of the Ore Valley Business Centre
We are Fife Climate Hub and we are the newest tenants of Ore Valley Business Centre. Fife Climate Hub is one of the first in a series of regional hubs popping up around Scotland.
We empower community-led action on the climate crisis, build capacity of existing community groups working on climate and deliver stronger collaboration between them. We are reaching beyond the climate engaged to grow a diverse network across Fife to provide a voice for our members to influence local and national policy. As a network we are driving change and strengthening climate resilience in Fife.
Having started up in June this year, our team of four are already busy helping communities get more connected and better resourced, building a stronger network for action on local food, reuse, smarter travel, green spaces and wildlife and climate knowledge.
The Climate Hub offers training, advice, funding, networking opportunities. We signpost community groups working on climate projects to places of support and connect them with other climate stakeholders in Fife.
The Hub is part of a network of hubs funded by the Scottish Government to provide a strategic regional approach to climate change action. You can read more about the regional hub network in the Scottish Governments Climate Change pages: https://www.gov.scot/policies/climate-change/climate-challenge-fund/.
Fife Communities Climate Action Network (FCCAN)
It is a project delivered by Fife Communities Climate Action Network (FCCAN). As a team we are developing FCCAN’s Fife-wide network of community groups by supporting the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources.
Our members, of which there are more than 30, include the likes of Grow West Fife , EATS Rosyth, Burntisland Community Development Trust and Sustainable Cupar. Our network is growing, with three new members last month. If you know of a group that would benefit from joining, please get in touch at email@example.com.
The Hubs two key projects are Community Climate Grants and the Fife Climate Festival.
Community Climate Grants are delivered local projects that address environmental challenges and promote sustainability. Communities in Fife can now apply for funding of up to £1500 to help tackle the climate emergency.
Fife Climate Festival is a community event running from24 February to 3 March that provides a platform for community groups from across Fife to showcase what they do. We will have a programme of workshops and events that celebrate climate action, community engagement, and the power of collective change.
To get involved with what we do visit this webpage, or drop into the top floor of the Ore Valley Business Centre in Lochgelly High Street (93 Main Street). You can sign up for our newsletter here and find out more about what we do here - https://fccan.wordpress.com/