A GREENOCK community centre has been handed more than £100,000 to tackle climate change over the next two years.

Branchton Community Centre received £102,892, for its Our Footprints, Our Future project after lodging a successful bid for investment from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.

The project aims to help people across Greenock South West to reduce carbon emissions in the areas of food, travel and waste.

Carol McEwan, a project development officer at the centre, has now been appointed as its climate challenge development officer and she will lead the team using the money to help people in the neighbourhood to go green and do their bit for the environment.

One of their main project activities will be creating new community growing space at the centre.

They will also be arranging and holding community cycle events and clothes swaps.

Carol and colleagues will also run workshops teaching textile and furniture repair.

A visual carbon footprint will be produced for the centre too, allowing people to see the impact of their changing behaviour.

Meanwhile another local organisation - social arts charity RIG Arts - has been given more than £60,000 from the same government fund to help it tackle climate change.

It won funding for its Fixing Fashion project, which will be run over the next two years.

RIG say it will help people in Inverclyde to make sustainable shopping choices and learn how to repair and upcycle clothes.

Workshops will cover textile waste, sewing, upcycling and repair skills, plus best routes for recycling.

The project will aim to increase awareness of the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industry through public art installations, social media campaigns and a 'sustainable fashion show'.