A CENTRAL Fife community group is celebrating an early Christmas cheer after landing a grant to help them take action on the climate emergency.

Over £25,000 of Community Climate Grants have been distributed across the Kingdom through two funds being offered by the Fife Climate Hub and Climate Action Fife.

A total of 31 projects can now be delivered by 25 community groups – including the My Cowdenbeath CIC – as a result of the funding which launched in September.

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Fife Climate Hub Manager Craig Leitch was pleased to help the work of so many groups.

"We were thrilled to receive applications from so many and such a variety of community groups from across Fife," he said. "It means a lot to us that people can feel empowered to take action on the climate crisis in ways that meets the needs of their communities and is within their reach.”

“It’s also great that we are now able to see the Fife Climate Festival coming together with the number of groups that applied to hold events during the festivals debut from February 25 to March 3, 2024."

Two distinct grants were available – the Small Grants Fund of up to £500 for climate-related events in the community and the Seed and Development Grant which offered up to £1,000 for climate-related activities and projects.