Funding boost for Uist

Left to right Steve Carter (Chairman), Simon Bradley (Committee), Anna Wendy Stevenson (Committee), David Newman (Project Manager), Joanna Peteranna (Manager).
Left to right Steve Carter (Chairman), Simon Bradley (Committee), Anna Wendy Stevenson (Committee), David Newman (Project Manager), Joanna Peteranna (Manager).

Sustainable Uist has been awarded £153,000 by the Climate Challenge Fund to continue its carbon reduction work in Uist.

Sustainable Uist Chairman Steve Carter said: “This is excellent news and a real endorsement of the hard work that Sustainable Uist has done over the past 12 months. It will move us closer to the ultimate aim of Uist becoming carbon neutral and therefore becoming more environmentally and economically sustainable.”

In a time of recession this funding will bring new opportunities for Uist as there will be further employment prospects within the life of this new project.

Sustainable Uist will now be able to continue with its work in promoting local food production and consumption and developing strategies for improving the energy efficiency of hard to treat houses. We will also be working with households and businesses to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and investigating ways in which we can improve our transport infrastructure.