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Projects delivered by Alan Caldwell Associates

Alan’s fundraising from the Climate Challenge Fund exceeds £1.1 million

The latest awards from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund has taken Alan’s fundraising for local communities to over £1.1 million. Letham Residents Association in Perth have been awarded £71,211.02 and are the latest organisation to benefit from our fundraising skills and expertise on low carbon futures.

Alan has been working for the past year with Letham Residents Association on their energy audit and insulation programme Letham Climate Challenge.  Having helped to raise £115, 506.50 for this work Alan worked alongside their Development Officer and Steering Group to develop the latest community food project.  This project will save carbon by growing food in the gardens and green space of Letham and create a garden share scheme matching gardens with enthusiastic local gardeners.  This will build on the carbon savings of the energy insulation project.

Last year, and following on from his earlier work with the Muirton Park Community Development Trust in Perth(read here), Alan has worked with a working group of directors to prepare their successful bid, ‘Greening Muirton’. Building on the physical regeneration of the area the Muirton Park Community Development Trust will implement an 18 month pilot project to build a low carbon community in this large scale regeneration project.

The Climate Challenge Fund will pay for the employment (and on costs) of three Local Green Champions (part time) and the Greening Muirton Development Officer (full time) to prepare and implement 'Greeing Muirton Plans' for 200 households in Muirton. It will also fund a range of supporting costs for the Greening Muirton Advice Centre, Greening Muirton Learning Sessions, the evaluation of the pilot and feasibility into local food projects.  This project will reduce carbon, increase community awareness on the subject, increase involvement in the work of the Trust and justify ongoing funding support from public, private and charitable sector partners.

The Comrie Development Trust will implement the Government's Climate Change Delivery Plan at a local level. As an exemplar village, Comrie is ideally placed to support this Plan and has a proven track record in mobilising the community.

The Comrie Delivery Plan priority is to establish an Eco-Hub at the former army camp at Cultybraggan (purchased by the community in 2007) including low carbon technologies for renewable electricity / heat; recycling facilities and small-scale Anaerobic Digester; potential for hydrogen cell points for public transport; and the implementation of a low-carbon lifestyle communications strategy. This award will fund a Delivery Plan Manager (f/t) to implement the Plan; supported by a Delivery Plan Assistant (f/t) and six Delivery Plan Advisors (p/t) to lead community engagement.

In addition the Delivery Plan Manager will support a 'Perthshire Ring' of low carbon communities and support the Comrie Foundation. The Foundation will reinvest the amount of this application in low carbon activities by 2020.  Alan contributes all his time to this project on a volunteer basis as a local resident and member of the board of the Trust.