Summary report

We are pleased to share a summary of information collected by Climate Challenge Fund projects that ran from 2012 - 2015.

We analysed information from final reports of Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) projects that ran from 1st April 2012 - 31st March 2015 and produced a report summarising the information

After analysing data from the projects, the impact of the CCF was very easy to see in terms of some of the big numbers:

  • 43 community owned buildings having benefitted from energy efficient measures installed
  • More than 3.62 million miles of car journeys have been reduced
  • 56,000m2 of growing space has been created
  • 6,006 tonnes of waste recycled

Drilling down into the figures further it was clear that projects can achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets and prove the impact of their activities through robust collection of quality primary data. It was also clear that to achieve a high standard of reporting across the board, future projects will require a variety of additional bespoke support including learning from previous projects.

In addition to the core purpose to reduce carbon emissions, the final reports have also showed that community-led action to tackle climate change through the CCF has created many positive environmental, social and economic outcomes. These benefits should also be celebrated with standardised ways to report on them.

We are proud to manage and develop the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and to have supported so many community groups to take local action on climate change. This is part of our work to help make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.

View the Climate Snapshot Report.