This website now serves as an archive of WI-CAN activity over 2022-2023.
For information about the network and the bid for a Western Isles Climate Hub please go to https://www.climatehebrides.com/
What is WI-CAN?
WI-CAN is a network of community groups that aims to inspire, develop and build capacity and connections in the Western Isles.
Supported through SCCAN WI-CAN is part of a national group of regional community climate action networks.
Over the coming months we will be visiting each island to find out about the amazing work you do in and with your community and how WI-CAN can support this.
As the network evolves this could include: specialist support to develop your ideas, projects, and organisation; training sessions, events, links to funding; resources and tool kits; as well as opportunities to share your knowledge, skills, and insight with others in the network.
Who can join?
We are open to any group and welcome a range of perspectives from different communities across the islands.
You might be supporting local growers; championing local food; developing a community woodland; taking action on waste, local energy solutions, housing, transport or poverty; conserving local landscapes and biodiversity; or other issues that affect your community.
From small grass roots community groups to larger organisations we want to create a space where you can share your ideas and concerns and build positive connections with each other
Sign up as a member here
There’s no cost to become a member and no requirement for you to undertake any additional activities in relation to WI-CAN.
Sign up here to our newsletter to get all the latest WI-CAN news and stories about what local groups are up to across our islands.
Creating a Hub
Supporting communities is at the root of WI-CAN.
As part of the network there is the opportunity to propose a Climate Action Hub for the Western Isles. How this Hub is shaped and what it will do is for community groups to decide. Through WI-CAN we will organise a series of local events to inform this proposal and ensure that if we are to have a Climate Hub it is representative of all areas.
Our WI-CAN Launch took place on 10th November 22.
Over 35 groups from across the Western Isles attended. We discussed what the network should do going forward and how a Climate Hub in the Western Isles could be developed. A follow-up meeting took place on 8th December and from that a series of Climate Cèilidhs were developed and ran over February & March 2023.
get in touch
For more information or you’d like to set up a meeting with our WI-CAN Coordinator Alison based in Uist contact firstname.lastname@example.org