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Carbon Clyde

The club is delighted to announce that its charitable foundation has been a successful recipient from the latest round of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Aileen McLeod announced this week the community-led projects that were successful in the latest funding round and Clyde’s initiative was one that secured funding, receiving £128,700.

The ‘Carbon Clyde’ project will be delivered by Clyde FC Community Foundation and will aim to reduce local carbon emissions in Cumbernauld. The project will involve a range of activities including free home energy audits, establishment of a sports kit and boots recycling scheme, low carbon travel and an eco-friendly football program for primary school pupils.

The project will use the brand of Clyde Football Club to promote lower carbon lifestyle choices in the Cumbernauld area as the club will engage with the local community through sport to tackle climate change as well as promoting healthy lifestyle options.

Head of Community Development, Tom Elliot commented: “We are extremely grateful to the Scottish Climate Fund for this award. Their support will enable the Foundation to deliver a fantastic level of activity that we hope will make a real difference to all Clyde supporters and the people of Cumbernauld.”

Club Director and Foundation Trustee, Gordon Thomson added: “We were thrilled to hear of the news and we look forward to the positive difference that Carbon Clyde will make locally.”

The award, which is for 12 months, is a significant milestone for The Bully Wee and its charity foundation as it further endorses the vision of a partnership approach through community engagement and working with good causes to help strengthen and assist the growth of Clyde FC.

Further details of the award and a full list of the successful projects can be found at the links below:-