Disappointing News

Unfortunately we have just heard that PEDAL’s bid for Climate Challenge Funding for the com­ing year was unsuc­cess­ful. The cur­rent fund­ing ran from last April to the end of March this year, and des­pite this year’s pro­jects meet­ing and exceed­ing tar­gets we were not gran­ted fur­ther funds for April 2011 – March 2012.

It is very dis­ap­point­ing news, as we were hop­ing to build on the suc­cesses of this year and devel­op sev­er­al new pro­jects, but we under­stand the com­pet­i­tion for this round of CCF was very high.

We would like to take this oppor­tun­ity to thank every­one who has con­trib­uted and taken part in our pro­jects this year, and made them such a success.

PEDAL will of course con­tin­ue on a vol­un­tary basis, and aim to carry on devel­op­ing loc­al grow­ing, redu­cing fossil fuel use, low car­bon travel and work­ing towards zero waste.

To work towards a sus­tain­able Portobello we need as many people as pos­sible to get involved, so please get in touch if you have ideas, time and energy to contribute.

3 responses to “Disappointing News

  1. Thanks so much for your com­ments Katie. It’s nice to feel appre­ci­ated! PEDAL will con­tin­ue in a vol­un­tary capa­city and we will of course make future fund­ing bids for spe­cif­ic pro­jects. So it’s not the end, just the start of a new chapter. Thanks for your sup­port and enthusiasm.

  2. Katie Alexander

    I’m really sorry to hear that there is no con­tin­ued fund­ing. I think PEDAL is of extraordin­ary bene­fit to the Portobello com­munity and has been invalu­able in sup­port­ing loc­al ideas of an urb­an envir­on­ment that wants to con­trib­ute to a green and sus­tain­able future in Scotland.

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