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Church Canal Boat Needs Votes for Climate Project

Tuesday March 7 2023

The All Aboard canal boat based at Polwarth Parish Church, Edinburgh, is appealing for votes from city residents to receive funding for a climate change education project.

All Aboard, a partnership between the church and social innovation charity People Know How, has been shortlisted in the Edinburgh Climate Community Fund. It is hoping to run fun and engaging sessions introducing children and young people to small everyday actions that can help tackle climate change.

They will draw on the charity’s established experience of running groups across Edinburgh and East Lothian, including previous sessions on All Aboard that have introduced young people to a green space in the heart of their community, seeing plants and wildlife up close.

All Aboard was launched in 2021 and aims to nurture community cohesion and wellbeing in an innovative space on the Union Canal. It is open to the community, serving as a safe space in which to explore the canal, find new experiences and socialise, while surrounded by nature.

These organisations are now looking for votes from the public, which will decide the final projects that will receive the funding.

To vote, visit https://yourvoice.edinburgh.gov.uk/budgets and select All Aboard for Climate Action as one of your five projects. Voting is open to all Edinburgh residents over the age of 8 and can be done online or at your local public library. You must use all five votes for your selections to be valid.

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