News

Crowdfunding for Greenspace Projects

Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing sites have made their mark recently across several sectors, notably in the arts and technology. The public and corporate worlds are pledging funds or services in kind to get projects they’re interested in off the ground. With more and more of these sites appearing, we’re now seeing encouraging examples of how environmental projects stand to benefit from this social media opportunity.

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North Lanarkshire Council Achievement Awards 2014

North Lanarkshire Council held their annual Achievement Awards ceremony on 8 October at Motherwell Theatre. We were pleased to see CSGN projects highlighted in the environmental category. Both the Seven Lochs Wetland Park and a green space Training and Employability project were showcased in a series of short films, one of which we have here for you to view.

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GCV Green Network Partnership website relaunched

The Glasgow Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership has recently re-launched its corporate website showcasing new accessible and interactive features designed to bring the Green Network Vision to life.

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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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