Fife Tourism Partnership

Share & Repair Network Tourism Fund

18 December 2023

Circular Communities Scotland’s Share and Repair Network is delighted to announce that a fund has been made available to trial innovative circular approaches in repair, sharing or re-use targeted at the tourism sector.

Circular Communities Scotland has been commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland to coordinate and manage all aspects of this fund. The amount to be distributed is £135,500, made available from Airbnb, resulting from the COP26 event in Glasgow.

The aim of the fund is to reduce the consumption of new goods for single use in the tourism sector and encourage more sharing and repairing behaviours in the travel industry. The applicant organisation must either be a member of Circular Communities Scotland’s Share and Repair Network or intend to become a member if successful in their application.

Please fill in our simple Application Form by 1200hrs Wednesday 10 January as the first step in your application.

We recognise this is a busy time for members as well as being the holiday season and that is why we have asked for a simple first stage application. Please note: Applicants must have completed a Stage 1 Application to be eligible for Stage 2.

For more information, access our Information and Guidance Application document.

If you have any initial queries, please contact Rhoda Reid at with the title ‘Fund Query’. Any questions asked will be responded to and added to the FAQ section of this article below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Share & Repair Network Tourism Fund:

What levels of reporting will be required if I’m successful?

The fund Coordinator will be responsible to Zero Waste Scotland for reporting and not the individual organisations. The Fund Coordinator will agree an approach with successful applicants for monitoring and evaluation. It is expected that reporting will be quarterly, and ongoing support will be available.

Do you think this would be available for community composting projects working with the hospitality sector?

We do not expect that food projects will meet the desired criteria.

How much detail on finance do I need to provide?

For the Stage 1 Application you are asked for an indication of how much you think the project budget would be for. If successful, at Stage 2 a detailed budget setting out staff costs, overheads, marketing, and any capital expenditure should be provided; all supported by a project plan.

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