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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