A SIX-FIGURE funding boost has been delivered to plans to increase awareness of nature and climate emergencies.

East Lothian Climate Action Network (ELCAN) and Lil CIC have received funding from the Scottish Government for a proposed East Lothian Climate Hub.

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Funding of £107,864 will support the establishment and expansion of the East Lothian Climate Hub, a collaborative effort dedicated to fostering climate action and adaptation within the region.

Sarah Bronsdon, CEO of Haddington-based Lil, said: “This support will enable us to strengthen our collaborative efforts, engage more communities, and make a real difference in the fight against climate change.

The East Lothian Climate Hub aims to foster collaboration and action among local communities, businesses and organisations.

Russell McLarty, member of ELCAN, Tranent Wombles and chair of Faside Climate Transport & Sustainability (FaCTS) Group, added: “We are excited to move forward, building on our existing initiatives and forging new paths to address the urgent challenges posed by climate change.”