Climate Action Fife is a project bringing together individuals, communities, local government and businesses to tackle the climate emergency and make Fife a greener and fairer place to live. It is a Fife-wide partnership project between Greener Kirkcaldy, Fife Council, Fife College and Fife Communities Climate Action Network.
We have been awarded £197,289 from the National Lottery Community Fund’s £100 million Climate Action Fund to deliver a cross-sector climate action project. Between October 2020 and March 2022, we are piloting a range of activities to build capacity in communities across Fife to act on climate change, engage people from all backgrounds and sectors, tackle carbon emissions and deliver ambitious longer-term plans.
The ideas in this project come from our community. You’ve told us that you want to see ambitious action on climate change and that individuals, communities, government and business should work together to make this happen. In March 2020, we commissioned the Fife People’s Panel, a market research service provided by Fife Council’s research team, to carry out a survey about local attitudes towards climate change. 416 people took part online from all parts of Fife and a wide range of backgrounds. According to the survey, 83% of Fifers believe that climate change is an immediate and urgent problem, whilst 88% feel that individuals, communities, government and businesses will need to work together to tackle climate change.
Climate Action Fife is the first project in Scotland to be funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund. The Climate Action Fund is the newest fund from the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The new fund aims to enable people and communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency by building a network of people and communities, well-placed to drive change, between and beyond their community.