For a Fairer & More Sustainable World.

Pebble Trust Project List

Adam VeitchSmall oat dehuller testing£2,480.002022/23To further develop and test a prototype small scale oats dehuller, designed and constructed as part of an open source grain machinery research project funded by the Seed Sovereignty Programme. Working with the James Hutton Institute, the aim is to develop the equipment to the stage where it can be rolled out for use by small-scale grain growers and processors.Food
ATLAS ArtsClimavore: On tidal zones£5,000.002017/18*To explore how to diversify into and promote ecological aquaculture practices such as seaweed and bivalve farming;*To create an art installation and dining experience at low tideFood
ATLAS ArtsClimavore 2£10,000.002018/19Phase 2 of the CLIMAVORE project explored how to diversify into and promote ecological aquaculture practices such as seaweed and bivalve farming. In addition, a free educational programme was provided in collaboration with stakeholders and local chefs.Food, Education
Ballachulish Primary School Parent CouncilGrowing food and trees at Ballachulish School£1,712.002022/23Funding was awarded to support the growing of fruit and vegetables in an existing but unused polytunnel and to establish trees in the school grounds. The project will be managed by volunteers from the parent council with the support of the school staff. The children will be involved at all stages from sowing to harvesting as well as in the decision making. The aims are to inspire the children to engage with nature and develop more sustainable lifestyles, lower carbon footprints and provide habitat for wildlife.Food
Barra Children’s CentreBarra & Vatersay Science Festival£3,600.002022/23Contribution towards to a 2-day science festival on the Isle of Barra in July 2023, aimed at all school age children,families and the wider community. Expected outcomes include: increased local knowledge of the carbon neutral islands project; young people volunteering as STEM leaders with the aim of leading workshops post-festival; increased awareness of addressing STEM issues through a climate lens.Education, Energy
Barvas Wind TurbineBarvas Local Supply£5,000.002018/19Contribution toward the establishment of a community owned wind turbine by Urras Sgire Oighreachd Bharabhais Community Company.Energy
Camas Outdoor CentreRenewable energy system£5,000.002019/20To develop the renewable energy system at the off-grid outdoor centre on the Ross of Mull, improving the reliability, increasing the life-span and reducing maintenance costs. Education
Carrbridge Community OrchardCarrbridge Community Orchard£5,000.002023/24Contribution towards the creation of a community orchard for the benefit of local people, visitors, and wildlife.Food
Colin GordonInchindown field to loaf bakery£6,778.002022/23To purchase and install a small-scale stone mill at Inchindown Farm to enable the setting up an on site seed-to-loaf bakery. The mill will be a critical part of developing a prototype of how no-input, local grain systems and economies can work. Learnings will be shared with grain networks and others. Food
Common Ground ForumOutreach, Support and Long Term Planning£10,000.002023/24The Common Ground Forum is a network of individuals and organisations from across Scotland’s upland deer management sector who have committed to work together to develop a more collaborative approach to deer management. Funding was provided towards Phase 2 to:* Carry out collaborative advocacy to the Scottish Government by proposing positive actions and solutions* Help the deer stalking community adapt positively to the coming changes in upland deer management* Ensure Deer Management Groups act as an effective forum for discussing land management issues in a constructive, respectful wayForests & land
Community Energy MalawiScaling up renewable energy access in Malawi£10,000.002022/23Building on the success of their 80kw Sitolo Solar Minigrid project, CEM received funding to carry out pre-feasibility studies, community engagement and partnership formation in 100 rural communities that lack access to sustainable energy. Energy
Community Energy ScotlandWestern Isles Energy in Motion£5,000.002019/20To support community groups across the Western Isles in building awareness, capacity and experience about sustainable transport – a first step in enabling widespread development of community-led sustainable transport projects throughout the Western Isles. Transport
Community Energy ScotlandLocal Energy Economies£5,000.002016/17To hold a pilot residential workshop to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration between communities and keyplayers to help drive forward CES's Local Energy Economies agenda. Energy
Community Energy ScotlandUist Local Energy Plan£5,000.002021/22Funding was provided towards the development of a Local Energy Plan for Uist. The Plan will explore opportunities for efficient use of local energy to meet local heat, electricity and transport needs.Energy
Community Woodlands AssocationEconomic & social benefits of native woodlands£4,983.002022/23To recruit a Native Woods Project Officer who will work with four community woodland groups in Argyll and Highland to co-produce a suite of case studies to illustrate the social and economic benefits of community management of native woodlands. Forests & land
Community Woodlands AssociationInternship£6,000.002021/22As part of a three month internship, to employ a recent graduate to work with CWA member groups across H&I to develop and pilot mechanisms to better document and showcase the various social, economic and environmental benefits they deliver. Forests & land
Crown ConnectsHill/Crown community orchard£2,500.002020/21To create an orchard in Inverness city centre by encouraging and supporting local residents and organisations to grow fruit trees,bringing people together, sharing knowledge, experience and produce. Food
CSA NetworkCSA support in Scotland£6192.802019/20To build Community Supported Agriculture in Scotland, in particular H&I, supporting and growing the existing CSA schemes and helping start new ones.Food
Edel RaeFarewell Glacier£3,401.002021/22In collaboration with Highland musicians/composers and poet Nick Drake, to present a musical/spoken work production of Drake's The Farewell Glacier as part of the COP26 Green Zone Cultural Programme. Education
Eigg Heritage TrustIsle of Eigg Tree Nursery£5,000.002017/18To provide a supply of trees from local seed which are adapted to the local environment, supporting an increase in native woodland cover and a sustainable source of wood fuel.Forests & land
EkopiaFindhorn Hive£5,000.002017/18Ekopia Social Investments were awarded funding towards the establishment of a Social Enterprise Hub, with the aim of providing a collaborative, supportive and affordable working space for innovative social enterprises in the Moray area. Based at Findhorn Ecovillage, the hub provides offices, workshops, spaces for food production/craft activities and facilities such as hot-desking, along with access to social networks, peer support, information and expertise in an environment which facilitates collaboration, innovation and cross-pollination, thereby supporting social enterprises to develop their businesses and increase the impact of their work. The Findhorn Social Enterprise Hub opened as the Findhorn Hive in April 2019. Ekopia Social Investments Limited is a community benefit co-operative. Economy
Elizabeth PenmanWildlife/environmental film for teenagers£5,000.002020/21To produce a film with the aim of engaging, educating and inspiring young people in Scotland to care about our wildlife, environment and climate change. The film focuses on the climate and biodiversity crises and how the power of film and storytelling can make a difference. Education
Elsie NormingtonHaven Centre£5,000.002015/16Funding was provided towards the establishment of The Haven Centre, a fully adapted indoor and outdoor play centre, respite flats, supported flats and a community cafe and garden for children and young adults with learning disabilities in the Highlands.Education
Findhorn Hinterland TrustCompleting the Outdoor Learning Space£5,000.002019/20To carry out works to complete the outdoor learning centre in the Edible Forest Garden to provide greater opportunities for schools and the community to learn about sustainable lifestyles. Education
Garden & Ecology Trail Sandwick (GAETS)Stove to Hoswick cycle path£4,000.002017/18To complete an active travel route from Stove to Hoswick on ShetlandTransport
Garve & District Development CompanyConnecting communities£8,255.592023/24To support the appointment of a Community Transport Officer to work in partnership with Garve & District and Contin Communities. The Transport Officer will act as project lead for the ‘Connecting Communities’ low carbon community transport proposal. Transport
Glengarry Community WoodlandsGlengarry Community Woodlands for all£7,127.002023/24To create a social area, including event shelter, tree nursery and polytunnel, community garden, willow beds, a wood-fired pizza oven and pathways. The project also involves running a series of events to promote community use of the space. Forests & land
Glenurquhart Care ProjectCare Centre energy Saving£5,000.002019/20* To replace the centre's existing heating with a renewable system, reducing the Centre’s carbon footprint and helping to ensure its long term viability.* To share energy consumption and findings with other local community groups and feed back to the Local Energy Plan Development Group.Energy
GRAB TrustLorn & Oban reuse initiative - furniture reuse project£7,496.002023/24The Lorn & Oban Reuse Initiative is a social enterprise that aims to help individuals and households to reduce, reuse and recycle, by collecting and selling items of furniture that they no longer use, reducing the volume of waste going to landfill. Funding was provided to allow the introduction of a Gift Aid scheme, to make improvements to the service and increase revenue.Waste
Green Hive Community HubGreen Hub feasibility study£5,000.002019/20To carry out a feasibility study and produce development and business plans for the establishment of a community hub. The hub would include retail and workshop facilities, an income generating cafe and provide a welcoming place for local people.Economy
Heartstone CICCùra Guardian - Roadshow£5,500.002023/34Funding towards Cùra Guardian roadshow, a story-based project led by Heartstone together with partners Ullapool High School & Ullapool Youth Development. The event will include an exhibition, a dance-drama performance and an overseas connection with Heartstone's indigenous community partners. The event is designed to inspire, educate and develop greater awareness/respect for the natural world.Education
Hebridean Charcuterie from Croft no 9Wild and free salami£6,507.002021/22To purchase equipment for a small scale charcuterie business using local meat in the Western Isles; to produce case studies and deliver seminars on crofting for local food, the potential of local charcuterie production, the use of non-plastic packaging for small businesses.Food
Helmsdale & District Devt TrustHelmsdale Kitchen Garden£4,535.772018/19To establish a sustainable kitchen garden with allotments and polytunnels linked to community training and engagement for lower carbon food choices and recycling. Food
Highland CouncilGood Grub£1,839.002018/19Delivery of a food growing initiative using public space in Highland Council premises, encouraging staff to share knowledge and skills and promote the growing of healthy food.  Food
Highland Good Food PartnershipHighland Good Food Conversation & Conference£17,763.002020/21To provide initial and continuing funding and trustee support to The Highland Good Food Partnership which is working with public, private and charity sector bodies to improve the food systems in the Highlands - making them better for the public as a whole, better for the environment, and better for those working in the sector. Food, Economy
Highland One WorldSupporting climate learning, agency & action in Highland schools & beyond£10,000.002022/23To develop and deliver a COP27 programme for schools in Highland.This will include:* Hosting a full-day Mock COP 27 event for secondary school pupils from 12 highland schools;* Supporting participating schools with resources, training and mentoring;* Supporting primary schools to prepare art activism projects to be displayed during the fortnight of COP 27.Education
Highland One WorldLearning for Climate Change and Sustainability in Highland Primaries£4,515.002019/20*To deliver training courses to primary school teachers across Highland to develop teachers’ knowledge, skills and strategies, with the aim of increasing pupils’ awareness of the issues around climate change and sustainability, locally and globally; *To produce a resource sheet highlighting the best in global citizenship education resources to explore climate change ahead of COP26. Education
Highland SeedlingsPolytunnel upgrade£6300.692022/23To buy and install a polytunnel to continue and expand their programme of growing free veg plants for their local community and community groups/schools/nurseries across the Highlands. Education is embedded in this programme through the growing advice, courses and mentoring that accompany the free plants.Food
Institute for Public Policy Research (Scotland)Funding a just transition to zero emissions heat in Scotland£10,000.002023/24Retrofitting homes in Scotland for zero emissions heating poses opportunities and challenges. This research project will examine policy options to allocate costs and benefits of the heat transition, recommending a core just transition package. Energy
Inverness High SchoolFarm Extension Project£2,250.002015/16To further develop the School Farm which is used to provide a flexible route to education by giving young people the opportunity to learn about sustainability and participate in a wide range of outdoor educational pursuits and receive accreditation through ASDAN for their achievements.Food, Education
Iochdar Community CouncilSlighe an Iochdar£10,000.002022/23Towards the development of a community pathway around the Iochdar catchment area, linking the school, community services and shops with the areas that people live. The project aims to make their local area a safer and better place to walk, wheel, cycle - and live. Transport
Iona Energy LtdIona heat network£4,990.002018/19To bring a renewable energy network to the Isle of Iona. Funding contributed towards the initial set up cost for the community contribution and to support financial management and advice.Energy
Islay & Jura Community EnterprisesWhisky Island Sustainability£3,500.002015/16To undertake a feasibility study to reduce the energy costs and carbon emissions of Islay's largest & most used community facility; to disseminate the results to local schools, the communities of Islay and Jura, and other operators of leisure centres in the HighlandsEnergy
Isobel Rhind CentreIsobel Rhind Garden Project£4,189.202021/22* To develop a 'ground to plate' project at this resource centre for adults with learning disabilities, growing vegetables and supporting individuals to gain cooking skills;* To expand and develop wood working groups, using recycled wood to make items such as small wooden plantersFood, Education
Jess ReadCycling playbook for rural communities in Scotland£10,000.002023/24The aim of this project is to lead the debate around the potential of cycling to be at the heart of 20 minute neighbourhoods in small rural towns and villages in Scotland. Funding was provided towards Phase 1 which will develop a 20 Minute Neighbourhood Cycling Playbook as an inspirational and technical resource. Four rural locations in Scotland including both towns and villages will be explored as case studies.Transport
John Muir TrustQuinag Women's Deer Stalking Group£5,000.002021/22To pilot a women’s stalking programme based around Quinag estate in Sutherland. Traditionally a male dominated activity, the intention is to involve more women, open stalking up to the community and provide a local, sustainable food resource. Education, Economy
Julia BartonLOST: Climate action exhibition & events£4,680.002022/23To produce an immersive climate action exhibition which aims to explore and highlight the lost energy that plastic pollution represents and how this directly contributes to our Climate Crisis. To produce and manage two related climate action events.Waste, Energy
Karen MacKelvieNature Nudge£4,879.982020/21To produce short nature learning videos with accompanying activity sheets, to support and inspire curriculum linked outdoor learning for pupils, parents and teachers during the lockdown period due to Covid-19.Education
Knockfarrel ProduceHighland Micro CEA - Phase 1£10,000.002022/23To support the building of a micro Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) structure on Knockfarrel Croft. Phase 1 includes the construction of a Keder insulated greenhouse; fitting out of two growing zones; dissemination of project activity to growers through the Highland Good Food Partnership (HGFP) CEA group.Food
Knocknagael Allotments AssociationKnocknagael Allotments Feasibility£4,030.002015/16To carry out a feasibility study to develop allotments at Knocknagael farm.Food
Knoydart Community Farm CICCommunity polytunnel£10,000.002023/24Funding was awarded towards the purchase of a polytunnel, with the aim of producing healthy and affordable food for the community through a veg box scheme and sale of produce in the community owned shop. Food
Knoydart Tree Nursery CICKnoydart Tree Nursery£10,000.002022/23To expand on a successful pilot project by setting up a larger, more functional tree nursery and employ a nursery co-ordinator, enabling the business to keep up with the demand for local provenance, native tree nursery planting stock for Knoydart.Forests & land
Kyle & Lochalsh Community TrustCommunity Garden on the Plock£10,000.002023/24To employ a community grower to complete and manage the community garden, situated within The Plock, a 60 acre site of amenity ground owned and managed by the Trust. The community grower will teach skills in growing food, the importance of reducing food miles and food waste and of increasing food resilience locally. Food
Landworkers AllianceLWA Scotland first publication£3,452.002020/21To collaboratively create and publish ‘The Landworkers' Alliance in Scotland - A manifesto for change’, in support of LWA members in Scotland, building their membership and voice.Food
Loch of Ayre Walkway AssociationLoch of Ayre walkway£1,000.002021/22Contribution towards the establishment of a fully accessible walkway round the Loch of Ayre, with tree planting and bird hide. Forests & land
Lockett Agri-EnvironmentalRiver Peffery Restoration£4,396.002020/21To carry out a topographical survey on a section of the Peffery River to assess its suitability for the creation of 800m of new, re-meandered river channel, along with 7ha of new floodplain wetland with ponds, pools, scrapes and riparian woodlands. If successful, the project would improve biodiversity and potentially reduce flood risk as well as providing community benefit. Forests & land
Lockett Agri-EnvironmentalPeffery Wet Woodland£2,000.002022/23To carry out the second stage of the Peffery Restoration Project which aims to re-meander and restore a straightened section of the River Peffery, creating 2.3 ha of wet woodland. The new channel will have a natural course and wide floodplain, creating a wet woodland of alder and willow carr of high biodiversity value. Forests & land
Lower Breakish Common Grazings CommitteeArdnish path improvement£10,000.002023/24To renovate a footpath connecting the townships of Upper and Lower Breakish and Waterloo on the Isle of Skye across the Ardnish peninsula, providing a safe, accessible active travel route to places of work, primary school and local services. Transport
Mallaig PoolMallaig Leisure Centre Upgrade£5,000.002016/17To install three energy efficient heating circulation pumps, with the aim of ensuring the long term sustainability of the Centre by improving efficiency, reducing CO2 emissions and costs; to disseminate the results through a case study and interpretive display.Energy
MOO FoodIncredible Edible Phase 2£5,000.002018/19To develop an under used area of land in Muir of Ord into a community garden and growing space for the community, as part of a wider community initiative by MOO Food. Food, Education
Mull & Iona Community TrustMull and Iona Environmentally Sensitive Solutions (MESS) website£3,225.002019/20To produce a website and leaflet to promote information about environmental and sustainability issues and how they relate to the remote and rural locations of Mull and Iona.Waste, Education
Nairn River EnterpriseNairn Community Orchard£3,191.002017/18To establish a community orchard, as an educational resource, learning space and community gathering place, in an underused public park in the centre of Nairn.Education, Food
Naturally UsefulThe Hub - facilities for health & wellbeing projects & apprentices£10,000.002022/23Naturally Useful received funding to build ‘The Hub’ to host and facilitate health & wellbeing projects as well as an apprenticeship programme on recently purchased land in Rafford, Forres.Education
North Harris TrustTarbert Growing Project£5,869.002023/24To develop a piece of overgrown land in Tarbert, secured on lease, to offer outdoor allotments and indoor raised beds, giving residents the opportunity to grow fruit and vegetables. A small native tree nursery will also be developed. For the first season, The North Harris Trust will fund a Gardener/Educator to facilitate growing sessions and offer adhoc training. Food
Our Seas Sustainable fisheries film£5,000.002020/21To produce a short film to raise awareness of issues impacting the health of our coastal seas and fisheries and support the campaign for urgent change to the management of our inshore fisheries.Marine
Outfit MorayBike Revolution - Lighting£2,073.602020/21To improve the lighting in the Bike Revolution premises, improving efficiency and creating a more welcoming and safe environment for staff, volunteers and customers. Energy
Outfit MorayBike Revolution£4,960.002018/19Funding towards bike lockers and mechanics training to enhance the activities undertaken in encouraging increased numbers of the local community to adopt sustainable lifestyles through cycling.Transport
Peffery Way AssociationPeffery Way£4,050.802016/17To create a safe, low level and accessible active travel route between Dingwall and Strathpeffer - funding was provided at the initial stage for survey and planning work.Transport
Peffery Way AssociationPeffery Way - Blairninich section£2,130.002020/21Funding was provided to extend a section of the Peffery Way, a safe, low level and accessible active travel path between Dingwall and Strathpeffer.Transport
Pemaculture AssociationScotLAND - Engaging the H&I£5,000.002018/19* To set up a network of ScotLAND Centres of permaculture and climate adaptation* To deliver a Highlands & Islands Permaculture Design course.Food, Education
Permaculture AssociationScotLAND Outreach Project£5,000.002019/20To design and deliver an online course, Designing for Resilience: Foundations in Permaculture for the Highlands and IslandsFood, Education
Peter MacDonald SolutionsRoadmap to a forest nation£7,750.002021/22To undertake a suite of work, with a mix of technical, commercial and policy elements, to evaluate what is needed to move Scotland, and specifically the Highlands & Islands, into becoming a sustainable and dynamic “Forest nation”.Forests & land, Economy
Portree & Braes Community TrustPortree Community Allotments£9,924.922021/22To develop an area designated as a community green space for allotments and communal growing. Food
RE:CirculateSutherland/Kevin WorrallSutherland Plastic Recycling Pilot£8,067.002021/22To set up a social enterprise to carry out a pilot project for the collection, re-use and recycling of plastic waste - in particular agricultural - in the Northern Highlands, with any any remaining plastic being processed locally into products for sale. Waste
Ross County FoundationCounty's Climate Challenge£4,845.002016/17As part of County's Climate Challenge Project, funding was provided to create a programme aimed at P4/5/6 children throughout the Highlands, using the hook of football to encourage participation.Education
Ross-shire Waste Action Network (RoWAN)Tunnel Vision£4,286.002015/16To work in partnership with Transition Black Isle to support one Black Isle primary school and their community, to grow all year round fruit and vegetables in a polytunnel, through co-ordinated events and activities.Food, Education
Royal Countryside FundFarm Resilience Programme (Scotland)£10,000.002023/24Contribution towards the funding of the 2023/24 Farm Resilience programme, in particular adding up to three Scottish groups with at least one located in Highlands & Islands. The small scale farms will be provided with the skills and knowledge needed to build financial and environmental sustainability through bespoke, locally-focussed workshops and one-to-one support. Education, Forests & land, Food
Royal Scottish Geographical SocietyClimate Emergency Summit: Food£3,500.002020/21As part of RSGS' Climate Emergency Summits, the Trust contributed funding to the Food Summit. The summits provide a space for motivated people from across sectors to come together in a safe and open workshop environment to offer solutions to the climate emergency. These facilitated sessions are designed to use the collective expertise of participants to highlight purposeful actions and good practice examples, and to influence policy making. A summit was held and a report produced.Food
Rural Housing ScotlandRadical rural housing£9,580.002022/23To examine whether cooperative housing such as Mutual Home Ownership Cooperatives (MHOC) can help solve the lack of affordable housing for young people in the Highlands, as well as contribute to reducing individual households' dependency on fossil fuels and finite resources by enabling more shared resources such as communal heating systems, shared transport, growing space, shared renewables, and shared workspace.Economy
SCOTLAND The Big PictureRewilding - Hearts & Minds£5,000.002021/22To produce a report to identify the social and cultural barriers to rewilding in Scotland. Hearts & Minds seeks to assess those barriers and evaluate how they might be overcome.Forests & land
Scottish Ecological Design AssociationA new vision for land use in Scotland - six conversations£5,000.002020/21To host a series of six online ‘conversations', in partnership with other organisations, with the goal of reconsidering Scotland’s approach to land use. The aim was to discuss in an informed way how our land can be used from now and into the future, in the light of the radically changing demands on it. Forests & land
Scottish Ecological Design AssociationMapping future food and climate change: gaming project£8,995.002023/24To develop an interactive digital game that will promote new ways of thinking about how land around rural Scottish communities is used and could be better used. The project is a collaboration between SEDA Land, the James Hutton Institute, Scotland’s Rural College and Abertay University. The team will run a follow-up Field Workshop with a Highland community, as a trial demonstration which could be rolled out across Scotland.Forests & land
Scottish Farm Land TrustAccess to land for agroecology£4,700.002019/20Funding was provided to give access to vital legal support to allow SFLT to develop experience in selecting tenants and in understanding and developing leases and land management plans, before making the full commitment to purchasing land.Food
Seaboard Communities PolytunnelSeaboard Communities Polytunnel£5,000.002017/18To erect a polytunnel and provide a space and activities to address social isolation and lonelinessFood
Shieling ProjectSustainable Micro-Dairy£5,000.002018/19To refurbish a byre at the project site in Glen Strathfarrar to a functioning micro-dairy, providing an educational experience of the challenges and opportunities of small-scale sustainable farming.Food, Education
Sleat Renewables LtdCommunity Split Log Project£1,295.862015/16To purchase equipment to expand and develop a split log fuel service to supply firewood from the Trust's Tormore Forest directly to local residents for domestic use. Energy
Sophie YeoInkcap Journal£10,000.002021/22To focus Inkcap Journal articles on Scottish conservation issues, particularly in the Highlands and Islands. The articles will highlight a wide range of issues not normally covered by the mainstream press, with relevance to national Scottish debates around the landscape.Forests & land
Spean Bridge Community CentreRenewable heating system£5,000.002017/18Funding was provided towards the installation of a renewable heating system.Energy
St Vincents Therapy GardenSt Vincents Therapy Garden£3,800.002016/17To provide on-going funding for a Project Manager to lead Social and Therapeutic Horticultural activity sessions for trainees with learning disabilities, mental health problems and long term unemployed.These sessions allow the trainees to be educated, guided and supported in growing and producing vegetables, fruit and flowers. Food, Education
StramashStramash Renewable Energy£3,250.002017/18To install renewable energy into an on-site shelter to provide a teaching resource.Energy, Education
Summer Isles Engineering/Steve HusbandSundried Seaweed£5,000.002021/22To develop a prototype solar-powered seaweed dryer into a small production model, enabling small local producers to hire or purchase a dryer suitable for their scale of operation.  Energy, Food
Surfers Against SewagePlastic collection£1,000.002018/19Contribution towards a programme of activities involving the recruitment and training of Regional Volunteers in the Highlands & Islands; support and resources for beach cleans; and environmental education through school visits and projects, beach clean talks and plastic pollution education events. Marine, Waste
Sustainable StrathspeyGreentown Show£310.142022/23Contribution towards the running of the 2022 Greentown Show in Grantown, with the aim of educating and informing residents and visitors about how to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and finite resources.Energy, Education, Waste
SW Mull and Iona DevelopmentTiroran Woodland Crofts - foundation Stage£5,000.002019/20To carry out feasibility work and masterplanning for the establishment of six woodland crofts on land owned by South West Mull & Iona Development.Forests & land
Tagsa UibhistInternship£6,000.002021/22Working 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. Part of The Pebble Trust's internship programme. Food
Tagsa UibhistUibhist Community Market Garden Development£10,000.002023/24To develop and then deliver on a business plan for a Uibhist Community Market Garden. The aim of the project is to establish a market garden approach that will increase annual income from sales and create financial viability and sustainable growth. As well as selling a wide range of produce, trees and plants, The Community Gardens will also offer a Refillery and veg box scheme and host monthly food markets for local producers. Food
Tagsa UibhistReclaiming the Knowledge£5,000.002015/16To produce a horticultural publication that seeks to share the rich resource of local knowledge and skills on growing fruit and vegetables successfully in the challenging and wild landscape of the islands of the Uists and Benbecula, Outer Hebrides.Food, Education
Take One Action Film FestivalsTake One Action Inverness & Highlands£5,000.002014/15To establish a network of individuals and groups in the region with the support, skills, films and tools neccessary to organise popular film screening events and audience impact activities on themes of sustainability and social justice.Education
Talking MedicinesAntibiotics in Lorne£4,750.002018/19To support a pilot to create a video animation about how antibiotics work, how to take them, and how to dispose of packaging and any remaining product correctly with an environmental view.Education
TCVHighland Community Recycling Pilot£4,203.002018/19To set up a pilot programme to engage and provide training for a range of community groups across Inverness in wood recycling.Education, Waste
Thurso Community Development TrustRotterdam St Gardens & Planters£2,510.002022/23To bring the importance of food growing and community meeting spaces to Thurso town centre by creating an urban vegetable garden, community space and food plantings throughout the town.Food
Tracey SedgewickSanday  Resource Reuse Repurpose£5,000.002021/22With no current provision recycling collection on Sanday, funding was granted to purchase an industrial shredder and baler, providing a resident island recycling outlet. The equipment will be used to: * Process commercial and domestic waste materials into reusuable and saleable items, such as low cost animal bedding, garden mulch and fire bricks, with any excess being baled and shipped to the mainland for recycling. * Shred seaweed on the island's beaches for use and resale as garden mulch. Waste,Energy
Transition  North RonaldsayN.Ronaldsay Community Farm£5,000.002021/22To develop and support a community garden and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. This project will allow the community to invest and support growing sustainable fruit and vegetable produce in their isolated and remote community whilst also teaching the community new and transferable skills. By running the community garden project with a CSA they hope to find a balance which enhances community spirit, improves wellbeing as well as providing a communal space, an income stream for one FTE and securing the long term future of the community garden with less dependence on funding. Food
Transition Black IsleElectricity Windfarms & You£943.002014/15To host a public event on the Black Isle which aims to:* Improve understanding of long term energy issues in Scotland including progress towards CO2 emissions targets* To motivate people to take personal action for reasons that go beyond cost saving* To motivate people to take action in their community to address energy issues and support community energy initiativesEnergy
Upper Achintore Regeneration GroupGreening the Burn£607.252021/22To rewild a green area with wildflower meadow and native trees. Forests & land
Wester Lawrenceton Farm Educational TrustGrowing media propagation blocks£7,210.002023/24Funding was provided to add value to a Field Lab project, funded by Innovative Farmers, 'Eliminating peat and plastic from propagation using growing media blocks', and will build on previous work funded by the Trust. In particular, the grant will support:* Laboratory testing of growing media produced* A scientist-led information-gathering exercise, including a literature review and interviews with key commercial growers who have experience of using peat-free growing media and blocks.Food, Waste
Wester Lawrenceton Farm Educational TrustPeat-free compost & plastic free seedlings£3,895.852021/22To conduct trials in producing peat-free seed compost and soil blocks for raising seedlings without plastic. The aim is to provide a replicable model for setting up climate-friendly local seed propagation and seedling distribution. Food, Waste
Wester Ross Growing Communities AssocationPocket Orchard£2,000.002018/19Growth of root stock to provide eight communities with Pocket Orchards, providing opportunities to learn skills for fruit growth and encourage development of sustainable lifestyles.Food
Woodland Trust ScotlandLoch Arkaig Roundhouse£5,000.002021/22Working with the Loch Arkaig local community, to design and build a Roundhouse shelter, providing a base for volunteer work parties, a venue for outdoor learning, and a hub for events and workshops. In this remote area, the structure will open up the potential for increased numbers of volunteers and visitors to learn about the estate and woodland management.Forests & land, Education
WWF ScotlandPathways to net zero transition for Scotland's heat system£5,000.002020/21To conduct research which aims to: * Influence Scottish Government policy to ensure net-zero, affordable heat systems for Scottish homes and businesses;* Reduce Scotland’s reliance on gas for heating;* Increase public knowledge about low carbon heating technology;* Share the results with industry and government and increase collaboration across sectors.Energy
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