Project Evaluation – Capturing the Whole Picture of Community Action

lfwcompassIt’s a common question – how to capture the bigger picture of community action, especially in a Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) project where much of the emphasis is on
carbon savings. How can the myriad benefits, which lead to a strengthening of resilience against shocks such as economic downturn and climate change, be assessed? These can include a sense of shared purpose, skills development and personal improvement, supporting the local economy, biodiversity and positive links to other communities – in addition to the required carbon saving.

SCCAN associate member, Climae Futures, has recently undertaken an evaluation for Local Food Works (LFW), an initiative led by Falkland Centre for Stewardship, whose activities include a regular food market, workshops, vegetable & fruit growing and community meals.

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February Newsletter

photo 1Our February newsletter is out with lots of information on what happened at our annual gathering, how you can participate in policy consultations and influence the draft Climate Change Plan, and upcoming events. You can read it here. Get in touch if you have something you would like to feature in next month’s newsletter on

Presentations and reflections from our recent gathering

photo 1The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) held its Annual Gathering 9.30-4.30 on Saturday 4 February 2017 in David Hume Tower, George Sq, Edinburgh EH8 9JX.

About 60 people from all over Scotland, community workers, project volunteers, and government officials, all joined for what turned out to be a very positive and inspirational day of sharing experiences and ideas for the future.

Paul Allen, Director of the Zero Carbon Britain project at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales, gave a keynote address on their Zero Carbon – Making It Happen research.

Andy Wightman, Green MSP, joined as a Keynote Listener, and provided an inspiring conclusion to the day, sharing ideas on the Community role in delivering low carbon aspirations.

Presentations and reflections from the day are available here

January Newsletter

gatheringlogofinal2Our January newsletter is out with booking details for our annual gathering on Feb 4th, updates from policy events, and funding opportunities! You can read it here. Get in touch if you have something you would like to feature in next month’s newsletter on