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Thursday 26 September 2019

£30m funding for low carbon projects

A £30m fund to create low-carbon heating infrastructure projects across Scotland is open for applications from businesses and organisations.

The funding is being delivered through the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) being managed by Scottish Government in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Futures Trust and specialists in the sector.

Last year, the remote island of Fair Isle benefitted from similar funding, allowing it for the first time in its history, to receive a reliable electricity supply, 24 hours a day.


New schools programme announced

Scottish Government has published its Learning Estate Strategy along with details of the first phase of schools to be delivered through £1bn of funding

SFT is very much looking forward to working with its public sector partners on the Learning Estate Investment Programme to deliver world-class learning environments to support the future educational needs of learners, as well as providing vibrant community facilities for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

Completed hub projects hit £2bn

The SFT-managed Scotland-wide hub programme, established to provide the public sector with a quick and efficient way to get their community buildings built and open, has reached a major milestone with the value of completed projects passing £2bn.

The lastest hub dashboard figures also show projects under construction totalled £542m and projects in development had reached £700m.

David Macdonald, hub programme director at the Scottish Futures Trust, said: “With over £1.2bn of projects under construction or in the development pipeline, many hundreds of Scottish SMEs are benefitting. Construction of these projects secures many thousands of local jobs and training opportunities, and brings with it local economic benefits.”


Infrastructure navigator now live

SFT has just launched its Infrastructure Technology Navigator that's been developed to help the public sector use the many different technology applications available on the market to improve infrastructure performance.

The toolkit is a free, open-source tool that has been developed in partnership with industry and the public sector.


The work of SFT and Scottish Government in developing and managing the Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Framework has been shortlisted for Best Environmental Impact award at the GO Procurement Excellence Awards to be held in Glasgow at the end of October. 


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