LEAP gain further funding for our community and youth work!

LEAP are delighted announce that we have been successful in gaining funding from the Scottish Government, Climate Challenge Fund to deliver LEAP Calder and Gryffe Community Project and LEAP Yep! Youth Engagement Programme for another year!

A huge THANK YOU to you our community –  you have been integral to helping to shape our work at a community level to make a real difference to local lives and homes

LEAP Bridge of Weir Open Day Celebratory Event Crowd

LEAP Calder and Gryffe Community Project supports local individuals, families and community groups across Lochwinnoch, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Crosslee, Houston, and Kilbarchan to reduce the amount of energy we use in our homes, in our daily lives through learning and practical action. Our LEAP Calder and Gryffe Community Project will focus on areas of support highlighted within these neighbouring communities through our ongoing consultation and will strive to be an integrated part of our local communities as a local trusted and impartial source of advice, learning and delivering action to help residents improve carbon efficiency at home and in their wider community.

Our LEAP Yep! (Youth Engagement Programme) project is devised by and for young people across the communities of Lochwinnoch, Bridge of Weir, Howwood and Kilbarchan. LEAP Yep! 2016/17 will realise a new community resource in the form of ReMake Unique Boutique (RUB), a clothing swap shop and workshop space. From this base we will run a programme of reuse and maintenance sessions, pop-up events and social gatherings – taking a lead role in delivering some of these ourselves to share our learning and environmental vision across the wider community.

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Keep watching our LEAP website, Facebook, and Twitter feeds to find out more about the next phase of events, activities, actions and ways to get involved.

Thanks again – you our community are what makes LEAP work and we’re delighted to continue into a strong future together!

LEAP Calder and Gryffe Community Project and LEAP Yep! are two of the 116 great projects to be funded by the Climate Challenge Fund via the The Scottish Government here is the full list of projects funded across Scotland.