GEF funded projects

All the projects we are backing sit within one of the following focus areas:

Projects promoting the uptake and infrastructure provision of electric vehicles or other low-carbon solutions.

Projects that centre on the provision of affordable low-carbon energy for the communities we serve.

Projects that look at innovative low-carbon solutions, and energy utilisation at a local level.

Projects focusing on the creation of a low-carbon workforce.

  • Community Transport Glasgow - Community Transport organisation based in Glasgow who supports more than 75,000 elderly and vulnerable passengers will become fully low carbon.
  • Sanctus Media - An app which will assist electric vehicle drivers in Scotland  to find their nearest electric charge point and provide real-time data on when and where to stop.
  • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - Energy efficiency housing upgrade in the heart of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile world heritage site.
  • South Ayrshire Community Car Club - Launching the KA8 Electric Car Club, with two electric vehicles.
  • Teviot Electric Car Club - The establishment of two new EV car clubs in North Ayrshire and Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
  • First Bus - Introduction of Glasgow’s first large electric bus route operating within the city centre.
  • Riverside 100 - Continuation of Glasgow’s Route 100 electric bus service.
  • Transport for Edinburgh – providing numerous docking points for the Edinburgh Cycle Hire Scheme both across and out with the city centre, to support the spread of the scheme to more areas and the forthcoming e-bikes.
  • Food train – replacing its diesel vans with electric models, to deliver weekly grocery shopping to over 500 older people in central Scotland.
  • Forth Environment Link – expanding the region’s e-bike sharing scheme with the installation over 40 new electric bikes and 4 charging stations in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
  • Western Buses Limited TA Stagecoach West Scotland – introducing a fleet of zero emission single decker buses to operate the service between Kilmarnock and Priestland.
  • The Rural Development Trust – bringing electric vehicles to rural South Lanarkshire by generating and storing electricity for use in three new electric vehicles which will demonstrate EV use in rural community transport.
  • Coalfield Community Transport – purchasing an electric minibus to provide transport for vulnerable people, including the elderly and disabled people, in Cumnock and rural East Ayrshire.
  • Glasgow City Council – investing in two electric buses, which the council will use in its provision of social transport. This will see the Council and Community Transport working together, through a Public Social Partnership (PSP) and aims to improve air quality across Glasgow.
  • Soulriders - launch a fleet of e cargo bikes, providing Scotland’s first integrated cargo bike delivery and waste service in Govanhill, Pollokshields and Central Glasgow.
  • KPT Development Trust - Two sustainable energy facilitators in the Southern Uplands to assist developing local community-based energy initiatives.
  • Clyde Gateway - One of Scotland'’'s most ambitious regeneration projects in Dalmarnock, introducing a self-sufficient local energy supply through introducing heat pump technology into its waste water treatment centre.
  • West Lothian Civic Centre – making the Livingston Civic Centre more sustainable by installing solar panels, EV charging points, battery storage technology and LED lighting.
  • Little Kerse Leisure Ltd – making its premises energy efficient by replacing floodlights with LED versions and creating a community hub with the introduction of EV charging points and battery storage infrastructure.
  • University of Strathclyde – implementing a new initiative that combines 5G communications technology and smart metering to manage energy usage across residential heat network and homes without existing metering services.
  • Auchengray Church Centre Trust – supporting the refurbishment of the community centre in South Lanarkshire, with low-carbon heating and insulation.
  • Warmworks – creating a ‘virtual power plant’ in Dumfries and Galloway, by installing battery storage technology in 150 off-gas homes in the Stewartry area, and in doing so, help reduce residents’ energy bills.
  • Forth Valley College – creating a STEM Hub for colleges across its three local authority areas, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire, where students, businesses and the public can learn about renewables and energy efficiency.
  • Energy Skills Partnership – developing an Energy Efficient Training Network to provide specialised training in renewable and energy efficiency for students and industry.
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council – introducing two Electric Refuse Collection Vehicles in place of some ageing diesel RCV’s they currently have.
  • Saughton Park - Micro-Hydro scheme powering ground source heat pumps for facilities in one of Edinburgh’s heritage premier parks.
  • Community Energy Scotland - A programme of local ‘smart energy’ action plans developed with community councils in Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders, Fife and Glasgow.
  • Ettrick & Yarrow - Pilot project in Ettrick and Yarrow to connect locally generated renewable energy to EV charge points, public transport and storage heating.
  • Dumfries and Galloway College - A modern teaching facility at Dumfries and Galloway College for the teaching and development of renewable technology
  • KPT Development Trust – building a hydroelectric scheme to generate power for the rural communities of Keir, Penpont and Tynron, located in the southwest of Scotland.
  • Agile City CIC – converting North Glasgow’s Civic House into a low-carbon community hub and learning space. It will provide workspaces, workshop, cafe and venue that will host a programme of activity that support cross-disciplinary learning, experimentation and critical dialogue.
  • Sunamp – delivering 5 innovative DSR-enabled micro-district heating networks in Central Scotland, providing heat to 20 properties.
  • The HALO Kilmarnock – delivering a sustainable low carbon energy system, using 100% renewable energy, to service businesses and the residential community at The HALO Kilmarnock. This project is an innovative urban regeneration initiative that is set to revitalise the centre of Kilmarnock and support the growth and resilience of the Ayrshire economy through the training and re-skilling of the young people of Ayrshire.



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