Plan your community-owned buildings project

To help you plan your community-owned buildings project you will be supplied with guidance and a new tool to help you estimate your carbon emission savings.

Obtaining an application form

To obtain a Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) application form you'll need to complete an online Expression of Interest and demonstrate how your organisation and project idea is eligible for CCF funding. You will then be allocated a CCF Development Officer who will send you a CCF application form and guidance notes. You'll receive feedback from your Development Officer after submitting a Draft Application and you should apply this feedback when completing your Final Application. 

Deadlines for each stage of the application process are outlined:

  • Expression of Interest deadline 28/8/17 by 17:00
  • Draft Application deadline 8/9/17 by 17:00
  • Final Application deadline 27/10/17 by 17:00

Completing the application form

You will be sent guidance notes with your CCF application form. If you have any queries while completing your CCF application form, please contact your CCF Development Officer.

We also have additional resources and guidance to help you complete your application form:

Outcomes and project planning

You can find out more about developing outcomes through our video guide, with specific examples for each theme of project available shortly. Updated project planning templates will also be available for each theme of project in due course. 

Estimating carbon savings

To help you estimate the carbon emissions (CO2e) savings of your CCF project we have produced a new tool. The tool has sections to help you estimate CO2e savings for a number of activities for each project theme, so that you can establish what initiatives will be likely make the the largest savings. The tool will be emailed to you by your Development Officer with the CCF application form and guidance notes.

Eligible items and activities

You'll need to ensure that items and activities you include in your project are eligible for CCF funding. You can check a list of these items for community-owned buildings, but you should also check other themes your project will cover such as energy efficiency advice. 

Partners and third party resources

Your Development Officer will outline key organisations you should work with to plan and deliver your project. They will also outline third party resources that will prove helpful. You can see a summary of partners and third party support for Community-owned buildings, but you should also consult other themes your project will cover such as energy efficiency advice.