Youth Action on Climate Change

The Junior Climate Challenge Fund (JCCF) was part of the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and gave young people the funds and support to lead a local project to tackle climate change.


A Youth Panel was established in 2012 to make recommendations to the Scottish Government of which projects should be awarded Junior Climate Challenge Fund grants. In total the Panel awarded grants of £916,333 to 13 youth-led projects taking local action on Climate Change. JCCF projects ran until 31 March 2016 and many youth-led projects applied directly to the CCF for funding made available in 2016/2017. This funding is now fully allocated.

Narrated by two JCCF Youth Panel members, Finlay Macdonald and Ryan Thomson, this film introduces the JCCF. It also includes information on support that was provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful and the work of the Youth Panel.