The ACT Now Project began in April 2020 with the purpose of supporting Mid-Argyll communities to adopt strategies to tackle climate change by reducing their impact on the environment. The initial stage of this project was supported by the Scottish Governments Climate Challenge Fund and the full report of this phase of the project, from April 2022, can be found here.

Working closely with the community has always enabled The ACT Now Project to build networks and schemes that target the needs of Argyll and Bute residents, businesses, organisations, and the climate. The introduction of the ACT Now Food share scheme is a prime example of connecting communities to ensure less waste, more resources available to local residents, and a reduction in greenhouse gases.

The ACT Now Project continues to build on many of the successes developed during the first two years with a focus now on climate change education, the promotion of travel sharing, and the advancement of active, sustainable travel. You can find out about these below.

ACT Now project themes

The ACT Now project is starting to take shape with lots of opportunities for people to get involved. There are five project themes - find out more about each one by clicking on the logos below. This is still a work in progress but information will be added and updated regularly so keep checking back here. 

Climate conversations

One Less Journey

ReCycle

MAKE

ACT Now project contact

If you would like to get involved or would like more information please contact the ACT Now Project Officer, Jamie Joyce: [email protected]; 07943020241.

ACT Now project funding

The project was initially funded through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) and was awarded £106,967 for two years. The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme providing funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. The CCF has awarded over 1,100 grants since its introduction in 2008, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency. Total CCF funding since 2008 has exceeded £104 million. Further information about the Climate Challenge Fund is available here.

Information about other funded Climate Challenge Fund projects can be found on this map

ACT Now previous project themes also included ACT Now and Eat.

ACT Now and Eat