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LEAP receives Community Energy Action Award!

LEAP are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as one of only 6 projects across Scotland for Energy Action Scotland Community Energy Action Award!

The award recognises not-for-profit organisations who work with communities in Scotland to reduce fuel poverty, improve energy efficiency and make homes more affordable to keep warm. LEAP were selected to receive this independent award from a Scotland-wide pool including community groups, charities and other third sector organisations, local authorities, health agencies and other public and statutory organisations.

LEAP will represent our community through the delegate place awarded at the EAS Annual Conference 3-4 November 2016 and we will use the £1,500 monetary award to support vulnerable and at risk local households through activities targeting household affordable energy and energy efficiency and to highlight the issue of fuel poverty in our rural village communities.

Yep! Logo Competition Results

Yep! Logo Competition Results

Congratulations to our Yep! Logo competition winner David Hill from Bridge of Weir attending Gryffe High School.

Our winner’s prize is the opportunity to spend a day with designer Niki Taylor of The Top Project in her studio, creating their own made to measure garment or alternatively a wonderful Dawes Bicycle to the value of £300.

David will be working in the coming weeks to professionally develop his final logo design with artist Harry Glen at Kuka Studios. Watch this space!

Our runners up are Ben Valentine (Johnstone High School), Alexandra Finnie (Gryffe High School), and Joseph Cameron (Johnstone High School).

A big thank you to all our entrants.

Click here for more information on our Yep! Programme designed and run by local young people.

LEAP announced as RSPB Nature of Scotland Award Winner

Award victory for LEAP – Sustainable Development Award

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The Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP), which covers Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan and Howwood was honoured in the Sustainable Development Award category at the inaugural Nature of Scotland Awards help in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st March.

Carol Gemmell, LEAP Project Manager, said:

“The LEAP project continues to help local residents save energy and money. We are delighted to be recognised by the RSPB for the way these valuable energy saving initiatives have been taken up in the local community.”

The RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards are a celebration of nature conservation in Scotland, recognising success stories and outstanding achievements made to protect and conserve our stunning natural heritage.

Winners across the six categories were announced at a special award ceremony at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh yesterday.

Stuart Housden, Director of RSPB Scotland and head of the judging panel, said: “Congratulations to the very worthy winners. They all represent the very best in their field.  We are pleased to honour them at this innovative event that celebrates those stepping up for nature conservation in Scotland.  We hope the standard set will encourage  many others across the whole Country to follow suit. Nature cannot thrive in the future by just applying rules and regulation, it is when people enthusiastically step up and go the extra mile that something special can happen”