The Clyde Climate Forest (CCF) has received confirmation of a £200,000 funding boost from the eight local councils across Glasgow City Region.

The funding was approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet as part of a dedicated allocation from each of the member councils’ UK Government Shared Prosperity Funding.

The Shared Prosperity Fund is part of the UK Government’s central mission to level up opportunity and prosperity. It is also about levelling up people’s pride in the place they love, creating a stronger social fabric and better life chances.

In addition, the councils also formally pledged to help deliver the CCF’s 18 million trees over the next decade as part of a Concordat agreement to help tackle both the climate and biodiversity emergencies. In particular, the councils have committed to identify tree planting sites in urban areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, to facilitate tree planting in these ‘target neighbourhoods’ and to align council resources with CCF resources.

Added to the funding boost from the eight Councils in the Region, Scottish Forestry has also confirmed its commitment to continued support of the CCF’s ambitions with an extra £70,000 of funding.