Sustaining Dunbar brings people together to inspire and support new initiatives in the Dunbar and East Linton ward which create local jobs and help people cut their fuel bills, grow more food and spend more time locally. This will reduce the impact increasing oil prices have on our lives and make it easier for us to cope with future extreme weather and challenging economic times.
Sustaining Dunbar is a Development Trust and a Charity:
- As a Development Trust Sustaining Dunbar helps to get independent local projects up and running.
- As a charity, Sustaining Dunbar is regulated by Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
Sustaining Dunbar has a membership open to anyone living in the Dunbar and East Linton Ward and it is free. However, households and local groups do not need to be members in order to get our practical support.
We have various active projects (see list on the right) some of which have funding from the Scottish Government and some of which are not funded e.g. our trading subsidiaries.
Funded Projects: We are fortunate to have been awarded funding from the Scottish Government to pay part-time members of staff to deliver The Household Canny Challenge project which gives practical support to people in and around Dunbar and East Linton to reduce their use of fossil fuels. We have 4 support teams: Energy Advice, Connecting Dunbar (local sustainable transport), Incredibly Edible Dunbar (local food growing) and Worms Work (food waste composting) all working with households and schools to reduce carbon emissions, and to measure and record how we have done this, so that what we learn can be shared around the country.
We are grateful to the large number of volunteers (not least our hard-working board members) who help us keep the show on the road.