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Leap Car Club is now and for a limited period ‘£15 to join’

membership now £15

discounted membership numbers limited

Drop-in Sessions were held every Wednesday evening in May to help engage people who otherwise may note have been able to make it along to the office during normal office hours.  This lead to a few new members signing up as well as people drop-in to ask more information on other aspects of LEAP, such as the recruitment of the new posts.  We realise that this is only a small part of the mix to help increase the number of local members in Lochwinnoch… We also need the support of the new members and people who are interested to help make the car club a success, because without our members non of this is possible….

we are very pleased with the number of local residents who have signed up so far and would urge anybody who is interested to get in touch and take advantage of the £15 membership which is genuinely limited to a maximum number.

We invited people to come along and find out more about how the car club could work for them.  This was promoted through social media, local shops and facilities in the village through posters and chatting with local residents at recent events.  This could have been promoted better, however due to having limited staff team numbers we have had to priorities the urgent and important for the last month or so.

LEAP funded for a further 3 years! Thanks to CCF funding

LEAP funded for a further 3 years !

climate challenge fund logo (to follow)

The Scottish Government announced in March that 43 community groups across Scotland have been awarded over £6.9 million for the next three years under the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).  LEAP are delighted to be one of these 43 projects.

A total grant of £442,500 has been awarded to LEAP through LMEG over a period of 3 years to enable householders in Lochwinnoch, Howwood, Kilbarchan and  Bridge of Weir  to reduce energy wasted in their homes. The project will develop car clubs and lift sharing schemes, expand local food producing initiatives and provide greater access to climate change information through local schools and other organisations working with children and young people in these local communities.

CCF helps communities reduce their carbon footprints and contribute to Scotland reaching its ambitious climate change target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The current round of applications, assessed by an Independent Grants Panel, also introduces the first successful intake of applications for the Junior Climate Challenge Fund;  20% of the funding allocated to LEAP is through the Junior Fund.

The project team, group volunteers, steering group and LMEG are delighted with the news and want to thank the villagers of Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan and Howwood for their support and enthusiasm for the project over the past 2 years.  It was because of  successful uptake of the project to date, and a clear direction from the community on how the project should grow, that has secured this fantastic support for our villages.