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Climate Challenge Fund open evenings

16th September 2008

OPEN evenings are taking place in Boat of Garten and Ballater this month for residents to learn about how they can get their share of the Scottish Government’s £18.8m Climate Challenge Fund.

The events take place at:

  • Boat of Garten Community Hall, Wednesday 24th September, 7-9.30pm
  • Albert Hall, Ballater, Thursday 25th September, 7-9.30pm

They are open to all and are being run by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and Scottish Government. There will be a talk by Jon Rathjen, from the Government’s Greener Directorate, on how the fund works as well as an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and discuss the fund and possible projects it could support.

The Climate Challenge Fund was launched in June this year to support community organisations with projects that would help to reduce carbon emissions. For more information visit

Willie McKenna, a CNPA board member, said: “Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing Scotland and it is something we must help to tackle. The fund will allow communities to take action to reduce their carbon emissions.

“We would encourage everyone to come along to this event as it will help them to learn about how they can access the fund and make a difference in their community.”