Green, SNP, and Labour Councillors vote against Climate Change Challenge Fund

Unfortunately at the 12th March Budget meeting for Stirling Council, the Green, SNP, and Labour councillors voted against the inclusion of a Climate Change Challenge Fund of £175,000 being included in the 2020/21 budget.

The Green, SNP, and Labour councillors also did not propose or pass funding for anything similar.

East Dunbartonshire Council provides information on Climate Change including a little bit about funding:

Do your bit as part of a collective

In the Community

You can reduce your individual and collective footprints by joining a carbon-cutting group such as a local Carbon Rationing Action Group (CRAG) or a Transition Town group.

Grant funding and support for community groups engaging in carbon reduction is available from various sources. The Climate Challenge Fund is a main source; support is also available from Community Energy Scotland, and Home Energy Scotland’s Communities Team can provide in-person support including bespoke presentations and information sessions.

Keep Scotland Beautiful have some information on Climate Change Challenge Fund, a little more of which on the below.

The CCF supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. Currently funded projects can be viewed here and case studies can be viewed here.

The CCF Capacity Building Programme provides a toolkit of support and training for CCF Grant Recipients.The Programme also aims to develop the capacity of any community-led organisation in Scotland wishing to tackle climate change through training, networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

Should Stirling Council have had a Climate Change Challenge Fund that would have made funding available to communities?

What are your thoughts?

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.




I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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