The Leven Programme is made up of a wide range of partner organisations that are working closely together to deliver a number of benefits for the River Leven and the areas and communities it passes through.
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 for the Leven catchment.
In June 2020, a further 4 partners signed up to the agreement.
The main Leven Programme partners 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.
NatureScot 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:
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:
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.
The Green Action Trust is the trusted delivery partner focussed on environmental and regeneration outcomes for Scotland. We work with a range of private, public and third sector partners across Scotland to turn ideas into tangible change, to build more sustainable communities and a greener country.
We plan, collaborate and deliver positive action across the country to achieve Scotland’s climate change ambitions, as well as identify and deliver opportunities for improving greenspaces in both urban and rural settings. We are specifically responsible for the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network Plan, the largest green infrastructure project in Europe.
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.
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment.
We lead on Scotland’s first historic environment strategy ‘Our Place in Time’, which sets out how our historic environment will be managed, with a focus on how it is cared for, valued and enhanced, both now and for future generations.
We see the historic environment as everything that has been created by people over time: the tangible and the intangible. It can be a place, an object or an idea. The historic environment shapes our identity. It tells us about the past, the present – and even points the way to the future.
At Historic Environment Scotland, we want the historic environment to make a real difference to people’s lives. A difference to our health, to our economy, to our culture and to our environment. We want heritage to involve everyone so that we all benefit and this is detailed in our corporate plan ‘Heritage for All’, which is our long term vision for the work and focus of the organisation.
Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change.
Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy. We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.
The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) is the leading environmental conservation and countryside access charity in Fife. Working closely with Fife Council, FCCT manage, maintain, and enhance multiple sites and routes across the Kingdom including the Lomond Hills Regional Park, The Fife Pilgrim Way, and the Fife Coastal Path.
We work with communities to bring the benefits of time spent outdoors to all. We believe that understanding leads to appreciation which in turn leads to care. We work to educate and encourage all in the ongoing care for Fife’s extraordinary coast and countryside.
The Coal Authority has been working to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas for over 25 years. Our mine water treatment schemes protect and enhance the natural environment, treating 122 billion litres of water every year, preventing 4,500 tonnes of iron solids entering Britain’s watercourses.
We recognise our mining heritage and that the past can help us shape the future, our schemes provide amenity and promote biodiversity, and our mission is to help the UK reach carbon net zero by 2050 by unlocking the potential of mine water heating networks.
Our passionate, knowledgeable teams work closely with partners, stakeholders and the public on a diverse range of vital programmes, always ensuring our thinking and decision-making is shaped by the needs of the communities we serve.