SCCAN Autumn Gathering, Sep 23, Edinburgh or online!

Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 09.51.11The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) invite you to our Autumn Gathering on Saturday 23 September at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation*, High School Yards, 12 Infirmary St, Edinburgh EH1 1LT. Register at

  • Has your Committee run out of steam? Feel too reliant on old hands to do everything?
  • Stuck with rather wooden consensus decision-making?
  • Seeking ways to involve new blood in your community organisation?
  • Want to explore ways that more decisions can be taken by people most affected?

The morning session is open to all exploring how to support community-led organisations promoting grassroots action to strengthen local democracy, build community capacity and tackle pressing local and global environmental challenges. We will look at Dynamic Governance and sociocracy as tools for how to make governance and decision-making more fun, effective, and energising for everyone involved, and then try parts of it out in practice at our AGM.

After lunch we will continue working with these tools and explore how we can use them in the future. This is an opportunity for everyone who would like to be more involved in Scottish community climate action and/or SCCAN to explore how we can work together in the coming year. This may be anything from providing intermittent inspiration and feedback or crosspromoting events to applying for funding or attending monthly strategy meetings.

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How do you think Scotland should deal with climate change? Join our Climate Change Bill policy consultations and make your voice heard!

CCBillgeneralCalling all community organisations, members, and individuals who have an interest in how Scotland will deal with climate change! Here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. We are organising six community consultations to gather your views and ideas around the new Climate Change Bill. They are being co-hosted by some of our different member organisations across Scotland and we are working hard to put together a good workshop programme to make the consultations accessible, enjoyable, and inspiring.

During these 3 hour workshops we will

  • explain what you need to understand about the Bill
  • discuss how it will affect your life and work locally
  • support you in formulating a response
  • gather feedback from you and submit our own report to Scottish Government

A free lunch and/or refreshments will be provided at all sessions.

Dates, times and locations:

Friday 18th August, 11am-2.30pm, Craignure, Mull,  Register here
Wednesday 6th September, 12.30-4pm, Glasgow, Register here
Thursday 7th September, 12.30-4pm, Edinburgh, Register here
Tuesday 12th September, 12.30-4pm, Aberdeen, Register here
Wednesday 13th September, 12.30-4pm, Rutherglen, Register here
Thursday 14th September, 6-9pm, Melrose, Register here

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June newsletter

d8529243-f05e-4814-aa82-a2c12667171cOur June newsletter is out with details for many exciting funding opportunities and news from the networks. If you enjoy reading it please also consider sharing it with a friend. Get in touch if you have something you would like to feature in next month’s newsletter on And wishing you all a happy summer!

The Home Heating Fund, helping to warm your home

The Home Heating Fund is a project which utilises government mandated grant funding to supply and install new oil and LPG boilers in domestic properties occupied by those at risk of fuel poverty across England, Wales and Scotland.

Since starting the project in 2016, the Home Heating Fund have supplied and installed boiler upgrades to over 70 homes completely free of charge. This not only reduces residents fuel bills up to 40%* but also reduces their carbon footprint.

To be eligible for a free boiler upgrade the claimant must:

  • Be in receipt of benefits including; Pension Guarantee Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Child and Working tax credit, or Universal credit- For Child tax credit, Work tax credit and Universal credit; eligibility will depend on claimant’s income 
  • Be either a home owner or a private tenant 
  • Possess an inefficient Oil or LPG boiler

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