Congratulations to Community Energy Scotland (CES) and Tagsa Uibhist who both successfully applied for grants of £6,000 to host an intern, as part of The Pebble Trust's newly launched Internship Programme.
The purpose of the programme is to provide an opportunity for recent graduates to gain knowledge, expertise and confidence to help them become active, involved and potentially employed in building a more sustainable, low carbon and equal society. The 2021-22 programme targeted selected organisations that have successfully taken forward a Pebble Trust funded project before.
The Trust was particularly pleased to see the links between the two projects and the opportunity they gave for the two interns to add value to each other's projects.
CES will employ an intern for three months to deliver a Uist Energy in Food Audit. The audit will include energy used in transportation of food, use of agricultural vehicles, heating of buildings and poly-tunnels and any other aspects of food production.
Working alongside Tagsa Uibhist’s Community Gardens team and engaging with local food producers and local businesses, a recent graduate with an interest in equitable sustainable development, food production, value chain development and nutrition will be supported to conduct research to write a Uist Local Fruit and Vegetable Map.