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CSGN 2013/2014 Annual Review Available to Download

The new 2013/2014 CSGN Annual Review is now available to download from our website. It covers a year of significant change for us and our partners, including the establishment of the Central Scotland Green Network Trust and the inclusion of the CSGN within the third National Planning Framework (NPF3).

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Health Benefits of Green Space Study

CSGN green space health benefits

When considering lifestyle factors that reduce the risk of heart disease, the public might list a change in diet, stopping smoking or taking more exercise. They are unlikely to mention how far they live from the nearest park. However, scientists are increasingly realising that our risk of heart attack, stroke and other health problems are associated with limited access to green spaces. Green spaces may satisfy some inherent need to be close to nature – providing mental health benefits – or simply offer better opportunities for regular exercise.

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A+DS to Help Communities Bring Vacant Land Back Into Use

Stalled Spaces allotments - CSGN

Following the success of the Stalled Spaces initiative that won Glasgow City Council an international award in 2013, Stalled Spaces Scotland was launched in July this year. The initiative will support local authorities and communities to bring vacant and derelict land back in to temporary use to benefit local areas.

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July Funding Round-up

Funding round up

Thanks go to SNH for their input to this useful round-up of grant sources for environmental / biodiversity related activities. Be mindful of any approaching deadlines, and the best of luck with your applications.

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