Partners

The Leven has a wide range of members who are working closely together to deliver benefits to the river and the wider area.

On 29 July 2019, 11 partners signed a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement which formalised the partnership, committing them to work together to explore new and innovative ways to improve environmental performance and focus on practical actions that deliver environmental, social and economic success.

Through strong partnership working the Leven catchment can be transformed into a world-leading example. The main partners of The Leven Programme are:

Everyday SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment, helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet. The River Leven catchment has multiple environmental pressures.

SEPA is responsible for leading on tackling these pressures and aims to work in partnership with others to drive change at a scale which is appropriate to meet the fundamental challenges humanity faces in the 21st century.

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency. They’re committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and a brighter future for every region.

Scottish Natural Heritage promotes, cares for and improves Scotland’s natural heritage.

They are committed to helping create a greener, healthier and more prosperous country for Scotland’s people by ensuring that:

  • more people across Scotland are enjoying and benefiting from nature;
  • the health and resilience of Scotland’s nature is improved;
  • there is more investment in Scotland’s natural capital.

Fife Council is the local authority for the Fife area of Scotland. The ‘Plan for Fife’ (the Local Outcome Improvement Plan) has four main priorities of: 1. Opportunities for all, 2. Thriving places, 3. Inclusive growth and  4. Jobs and community-led services.

The plan is supported by the organisations in the Fife Partnership. The Levenmouth Community Plan reflects the four priorities set out in Plan for Fife, which are:

  • area investment and regeneration;
  • health, well-being and environment;
  • access to employment, education and training;
  • environmental improvement, low carbon and renewable energy.

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. With support from Transport Scotland, we are working in partnership to create new, ambitious routes which reconnect the Levenmouth communities. We want to make it easier for the people of Levenmouth to walk, cycle and wheel and create inviting places for people to work, rest and play.

At Scottish Water we are always working to ensure we are providing effective and sustainable collection and treatment of waste water and help protect Scotland’s water environment. We work with partners, regulators and customers to manage our assets and prioritise and deliver improvements, where these are identified, for the communities we serve.

Fife College offers inspirational learning experiences from essential skills to degree programmes. The college provides a dynamic, relevant portfolio of courses that encourages collaboration with local communities. In this project we plan to provide wide ranging expertise including design skills, video production, computer modelling and simulation, and many more. We will involve diverse student groups, benefiting from their expertise and enthusiasm to produce maximum community engagement and student real world experience.

The Forth Rivers Trust works in collaboration with others to conserve, maintain and improve the quality of river environments bringing benefits to both people and wildlife. It will: engage with others making connections which supports the physical improvement and awareness of the freshwater environment; provide an impartial ecosystem science based approach to river catchment management; gather, maintain and communicate relevant information, providing advice, and guidance on relevant ecological and conservation matters; provide training and learning programmes; deliver scientifically robust, deliverable and sustainable solutions.

CSGNT was created to help realise the vision for the Central Scotland Green Network.

Our mission is to drive forward the delivery of the CSGN by being collaborative, inclusive and innovative; working with partners, stakeholders and communities. Our priorities are the remediation of vacant and derelict land, greening of active travel routes and delivering environmental improvements in areas of disadvantage. The Leven Programme contributes to all three of these, and is a flagship for the CSGN.

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands, including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Gordons, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Baileys and Guinness. Scotland is at the heart of Diageo’s business with heritage dating back to 1627 and the Haig whisky dynasty. Producing around 50 million cases annually and exporting to 180 countries around the world, Diageo is Scotland’s leading distiller, manufacturing exporter and Scotch whisky tourism operator. We employ around 3,000 people at 50 sites in communities across Scotland, including distilleries in some of the country’s most remote rural areas.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is one of Scotland’s leading environmental charities and provider of environmental, place making and behavioural change services. We campaign, act and educate on a range of local, national and global issues and our projects, programmes and activities help local communities to achieve better outcomes for our country. We have a trusted, credible, non-political and non-partisan reputation that assists partners to achieve their environmental, social and cultural ambitions.