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October Funding Round-up

We hope that our round-up of funding opportunities is of use to you. If you are aware of any further opportunities relevant to the Central Scotland Green Network, please let us know.

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Disadvantaged Communities Workshop

In early August 2014, a workshop was held in Linlithgow to explore the definition of disadvantaged communities/areas in terms of the CSGN. It also considered which datasets would enable disadvantage areas to be mapped; and to look at the development of criteria which would allow CSGNT to target environmental projects to address each disadvantage.

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Contribution of Green and Open Space in Public Health and Wellbeing

The James Hutton Institute has published a report about the contribution of green and open space to public health and wellbeing. The report which has been produced with partners University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, Heriot Watt University, and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, presents the findings of the GREENHEALTH project.

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Glasgow's Green Year 2015

In 2015 Glasgow will hold a Green Year to promote its drive to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe.

The Green Year concept was born out of Glasgow's bid to be European Green Capital 2015. While Glasgow narrowly missed out on the European title - plans to celebrate the city's journey from an industrial powerhouse to a sustainable city are gathering pace.

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Pretty Vacant Pecha Kucha Event

Pretty Vacant was a Pecha Kucha event run by Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) on the subject of temporary use of urban spaces.  This form of event allocates 7 minutes to speakers and they show 20 slides.  Subjects varied from using waste materials to engage the community in creating distinctive spaces, to using vacant spaces as temporary cinemas or for parkour, to innovative food projects such as through community gardens, the Big Lunch campaign or using aquaponics. 

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