A Forth Valley Sensory Centre project has been awarded £102,926 by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

The centre in Camelon’s Making Sense of Energy Saving initiative will help people across Forth Valley with sight or hearing loss to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions while also addressing fuel poverty.

The project will include accessible home energy advice and will facilitate discussions about climate change.

Welcoming the announcement, Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson said: “The Climate Challenge Fund helps communities to embrace the transition to a carbon-neutral society by supporting local initiatives across Scotland.

“While climate change is a global challenge, projects like this one by Forth Valley Sensory Centre send out the important message that we all have a part to play in protecting our planet.
“At the same time, this project will help the centre’s users to reduce their energy bills, so it’s a win-win situation.”

Over 1100 projects have benefited from more than £104million of funding provided by the Climate Challenge Fund since 2008.

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is one of 22 new recipients across Scotland in the latest round of awards for 2019-21.

Organisations can find out more about applying for funding by clicking on the Climate Challenge Fund link at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org