Larbert High School - Nature of Scotland Award Winners

Central Scotland Green Network - RSPB Nature of Scotland Winners Larbert High School

Congratulations to Larbert High School who were presented with the Youth and Education Award at this year's RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards. Since 2011, Larbert High School has worked with the local community and partner organisations to safeguard Carron Dams SSSI. Their hard work has helped turn this nationally important site from an underused, neglected area into a thriving nature reserve; enjoyed by local people and used by pupils throughout the curriculum.

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£10 Million Funding Boost for Historic Towns and Cities

CSGN - Conservation Area Funding

Communities across Scotland are set to benefit from the latest round of Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) funding. This is the sixth round of CARS funding, with £26 million having been invested by the Scottish Government in projects across Scotland since the first grants were made in 2007. Applications for this round will open early in the new year with a closing date of 31 August 2014.

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John Muir Festival

tland Green Network - John Muir

SNH are inviting involvement and participation in a programme of John Muir events. One of the signature events in Homecoming Scotland 2014 is the John Muir Festival, which will run from 17 to 26 April. Highlights of the Festival will include the launch of the John Muir Way on 21 April and the international opening of the Helix and Kelpies near Falkirk. The Festival will celebrate and explore the life and legacy of John Muir, a Scots born naturalist and founder of America's National Parks, taking place along the length of the John Muir Way.

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Nesta, the Heritage Lottery and the Big Lottery Launch Rethinking Parks

Nesta Re-thinking Parks

Voluntary and community sector organisations and public sector organisations from across the UK may apply for grants of between £50,001 and £100,000 as well as nonfinancial support to carry out their innovative ideas to make the UK's public parks financially sustainable.

The grants programme will help park managers and those responsible for park funding and maintenance to test new options for generating income and managing their park. Grants can be used to fund new staff, external consultancy and advice, training for staff and volunteers, publicity and marketing, equipment and limited capital works.

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East Lothian Council Signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in East Lothian will benefit from a unique agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network and East Lothian Council, which will help to improve the social, physical, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

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Grow Wild funding will help communities bloom

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Scottish Grow Wild Flagship Project at The Waterworks in Barrhead, here's your chance to bring Grow Wild to a space near you. Communities, youth groups, environmental trusts and other local organisations are invited to apply for grants of £500 to £5000 from Grow Wild to create exciting transformational wild flower sites in their local area.

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Fife Council Signs Green Network Concordat

Local communities in Fife will benefit from an agreement between the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and Fife Council, designed to help improve the social, physical and environmental well-being of the area.

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