A CLACKS MSP has urged local organisations to apply for the Scottish Power Energy Networks Net Zero Fund, in a bid to become more environmentally friendly.

The fund, worth £5 million, aims to support vulnerable communities and ensure that no one is left behind in Scotland’s journey to achieving net zero.

Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, has backed the fund and encouraged all eligible projects in the Wee County to seize the opportunity and apply.

He said: “For Scotland to reach net zero, we all need to play our part. I know that many local organisations are keen to do so, but perhaps lack the money or means required.

“The Scottish Power net-zero fund presents a great opportunity for organisations in Clackmannanshire and Dunblane to begin to make these changes.

“I encourage all eligible projects to seize the opportunity and apply, to support the national effort towards net zero.”

The Scottish Power fund directly assists organisations within Scottish Powers’ transmission areas across Central and Southern Scotland.

This in turn will help to facilitate their green ambitions and support efforts to decarbonise their operations, providing guidance as they take steps towards achieving net zero.

Since 2022, the fund has assisted projects across Scotland in helping them achieve their goals including the Govan Heritage Trust, which received £150,000 to install a river source heat pump.

A charging point was installed at Food Train’s branch in Stewartry, which was made possible from a £100,000 grant from the Scottish Power fund.