Glasgow’s Creative Climate Futures project

Communities across Glasgow are invited to take part in Creative Climate Futures, a new project to support local climate action over the next two years.

Creative Carbon Scotland is working on Creative Climate Futures with project lead, sustainability charity Sniffer, and partners Community Land ScotlandGlasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network and Glasgow City Council. Between now and September 2023 we are inviting community organisations to express interest in taking part in the project.

Find out how to get involved

There are two opportunities for community organisations to take part:

  • As one of two “pioneer” neighbourhoods. From Autumn 2023, the project partners will work with community organisations and embedded artists in two Glasgow neighbourhoods. Community organisations in these neighbourhoods will be offered support from the project partners, alongside funding of up to £80,000 to support staff and project costs, to co-design climate ready futures, and identify and act on local priorities.
  • Through a city-wide learning, training and capacity sharing programme, starting in 2024. The programme will support community organisations across the city to act on their local priorities.
    This project will prioritise working with communities in Glasgow that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Find the places that we are particularly keen to work with.

To find out more and get your questions answered, register now to come and meet us at one of the following introductory mixer events:

About the project

Glasgow is already feeling the impacts of climate change. This includes milder, wetter winters, more summer heatwaves, and more frequent, heavier downpours. We need to build resilience to these impacts and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to climate change. This means our neighbourhoods will need to look and feel very different if they are to flourish in the future.

Change will need to be collaborative, with communities having an equal seat at the table and given real power to drive forward the changes they know are needed. Through Creative Climate Futures, communities across Glasgow will be invited to collaborate with decision-makers, technical experts and artists to understand what climate change means for their neighbourhoods, imagine climate ready futures, and speed up local action to make these a reality.

The project will have climate justice at its centre – recognising that our response to climate change must also tackle inequality and its underlying causes. Creative Climate Futures will combine this approach with arts and creativity to help Glasgow neighbourhoods drive action to create the futures they want.

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Creative Climate Futures is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The funding has been awarded through Glasgow City Council’s Communities and Place Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

(Top image ID: Former City of Glasgow College with its window facade covered in pink with white text sporting the city’s logo: ‘People Make Glasgow’. © Glasgow City Council. Used with permission.)

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