Milton of Campsie Parish Church will take a major step to reducing its carbon footprint with a grant from the Climate Challenge Fund.
The church will receive a total of £149,973 to finance the Stirling Hall Eco Project, aimed at providing a more sustainable and comfortable community space.
The grant will help reduce energy costs at the church by installing wall and roof insulation, as well as energy efficient lighting and triple glazing windows.
The project will also work with the local community to help reduce energy use, fuel poverty and carbon emissions.
Fiona McLeod, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, welcomed the news and said: “I was happy to support their application and I am delighted they have secured this much needed funding.
“The work they intend to carry out will secure the building for many years to come and save both energy and money on their heating bills.
“To save this building for the use of the community, urgent changes must be made, which is why they have been fundraising in the community and looking to the wider world for financial help.
“I am so proud of them for the way they are leading environmental change in Milton of Campsie by reducing the church’s carbon footprint and hopefully this will inspire other community led projects to apply to the CCF in the future.”
The climate fund will also support the Milton Crunch 2 — a project that focuses on growing healthy food locally.
The scheme, run by North Glasgow Community Food Initiative, is set to expand its reach of activities to include new areas and schools.