The Scottish Government is focused on the multiple benefits of reducing carbon emissions. These include improving the lives of vulnerable people, building resilience in homes, businesses and communities, providing employment opportunities, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.
In 2017/18, the Climate Challenge Fund will focus on funding projects which deliver the greatest reduction in carbon emissions and support Scotland’s most deprived communities, with grants up to £150,000 per project available. Application deadlines will be confirmed in due course.
Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) projects must meet four criteria to be considered eligible for funding.
Community must be at the heart of decision making process of the project and projects must be designed and delivered by communities themselves.
2. Carbon Reduction
The funded activity should lead to measurable carbon reductions, improve carbon literacy and help communities move to low carbon living.
3. Sustainable Legacy
The project should deliver a low carbon legacy, with outcomes (activities and/or behaviours) that continue after the project is completed.
4. Improved climate literacy
Projects should seek to deliver increased understanding of climate change in their communities.
You can find further information on items and activities that the CCF can fund through the sections below.