Carbon Clyde Project Manager Appointed

Clyde FC Community Foundation is delighted to announce that Karen Welsh has been appointed Project Manager for the new Climate Challenge Fund project, Carbon Clyde. 

The Community Foundation was awarded £128,700 by the Scottish Government last month to deliver this project over a 12-month period. Karen brings a wealth of experience to the table from fundraising, public relations, events management and project management, all delivered to a professional standard, and boasts considerable experience working in the football domain.

Karen will commence her post on Monday 2nd May and will be an integral part of getting the Carbon Clyde project moving forward while recruiting a number of additional posts, which will be advertised next week. 

Rev John MacKinnon, Chairman of the Community Foundation commented: “Karen’s enthusiasm and professionalism are qualities that made her stand out as the perfect candidate for this role. She also has a passion for writing, having gained a MA in Literary Studies with Merit at Glasgow University while raising two children. The commitment shown during this period alone demonstrates Karen’s drive and determination and we warmly welcome her and look forward to Karen making a great contribution at the Foundation.”

Karen, who has previously managed a Scottish Government Funded project, added: “I am absolutely raring to start at the Community Foundation and get the Carbon Clyde project moving. The project will include a range of ways the community of Cumbernauld can reduce their carbon footprint and show how the Community Foundation and Football Club can use sport as a force for good.

“My previous project, Greener Morton, was a great success in Inverclyde and one of the highlights of the project for me personally was the attendance at our Eco Fun Day earlier this year. Just under 1500 people descended on Cappielow Park that day with our local MSP piping the crowds in after the Provost of Inverclyde welcome and opened the event with the Stormtroopers.

“Another highlight during my time at Morton was when Jamie Hepburn MSP and Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health joined the Keep Scotland Beautiful Chief Executive, Derek Robertson and myself at Cappielow to hear all about our project. We teamed up with Eco Schools and presented a local school and nursery with their first Green Flag which was also the 1000th Green Flag to be presented in Scotland. I’m sure we can replicate many of my previous events at Greener Morton and Bobath Scotland here at Broadwood and North Lanarkshire.”

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government programme that is managed and developed by Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB). KSB is the proud deliverer of government-led initiatives to promote sustainable living and reduce carbon use so that Scotland plays its part in tackling climate change; it’s part of our work to make Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow.

There will be a number of additional posts advertised soon and more information about the Carbon Clyde project will be available in the coming weeks. 

If anyone is interested in volunteering as part of this project then please contact Karen directly on [email protected].