D&G Climate Hub

The D&G Climate Hub, led by the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, is part of the Scottish Government’s new national network of Climate Hubs, which are designed to support community climate action on a regional basis.

So…what exactly does the D&G Climate Hub do?
  •  Supports local climate action via seed funding, support to access further funding and sign posting to additional resources
  • Maps existing climate action activity
  • Identifies barriers to local climate action
  • Supports communities to design and deliver climate action projects
  • Reaches out to communities with little or no previous involvement in climate action and identify ways of enabling them to participate
  • Fosters peer to peer learning, networking and sharing of experience
  • Encourages co-ordination of activity and collaboration between community groups, and other local bodies

The D&G Climate Hub is also on hand to support communities to embed climate action in Local Place Plans – get in touch!

Seed Fund

The D&G Climate Hub is facilitating a seed fund to help community groups in Dumfries & Galloway to deliver climate action in their local area through grass-roots projects and events. Seed funding can be used to kick-start new ideas or support ongoing projects.

We are looking for applications from community-led projects and groups who are leading on climate activity in their locale. Download the Seed Fund Criteria and Application Form via the links below.

D&G Climate Hub Seed Fund Criteria

D&G Climate Hub Seed Fund Application Form

We encourage applications to the Seed Fund for projects that:

  • Support biodiversity improvements
  • Raise awareness and build climate action capacity
  • Support a Just Transition towards a Net Zero Dumfries & Galloway
  • Support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Support collaborative working with others
  • Support the sharing of learning and skills
  • Contribute to long term positive change
  • Encourage those not currently engaged in climate action to get involved
  • Build resilience to the effects of climate change
Get in touch

The GSA Biosphere has appointed two Climate Officers to help deliver the above and any interested group, organisation or community in D&G is warmly invited to get in touch.

East Region (including Nithsdale, Annandale and Eskdale): Steven Clark – steven@gsabiosphere.org.uk 

West Region (including the Stewartry and Kirkcudbrightshire): Sarah Thomas – sarah@gsabiosphere.org.uk

Read more about Scotland’s network of Climate Hubs on the Scottish Government website here.