Richard Lochhead MSP is encouraging community organisations in Moray to apply for the Scottish Government’s Net Zero Buildings Fund.
The Let’s Do Net Zero Community Buildings Fund helps community organisations reduce their building energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions by installing renewable technologies.
The fund opened in May this year and will run until the end of March 2025.
Funding is available for many types of self-managed community buildings including:
- Village halls
- Community centres
- Community hubs
- Sports facilities
- Faith buildings
Grant funding is available for up to 80% of eligible costs up to a maximum of £80,000.
Commenting, Mr Lochhead said:
“Reducing emissions from buildings is one of the most important things we can do to help end Scotland’s contribution to climate change and to deliver on our commitment to reach net zero.
“This funding will not only help reduce emissions but also give community organisations the opportunity to reduce building energy costs, which as we all know have soared in recent months.
“I’m aware that this is already presenting big challenges for some of Moray’s village halls and other community run facilities.
“These halls and community-run buildings play a big part our local communities and I’m pleased these grants are available to help them become more sustainable.
“I would encourage organisations in Moray to consider whether they might be able to benefit from the net zero buildings fund and to get their applications in.