Applying for CCF funding

Find out more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).


What organisations are eligible to apply to the CCF?

To be eligible to apply for any funding from the CCF organisations need to be:

1. Scottish based - Local community-led organisations are eligible to apply to the CCF.

2. Led by the community - Members of the target community group must be represented on the management committee/board of the organisation applying to the CCF.

3. Operating on a not for profit basis, or a trading company wholly owned by a not for profit organisation - Profit making organisations are eligible to apply to the CCF on the condition that they are wholly owned by a Scottish based not for profit organisation.

4. Legally constituted - The organisation must be legally constituted at the time of submitting their application.

CCF Development Grants up to £500 (closed to new applications)

Development Grants have been available to help Scottish-based community-led organisations to scope out a potential climate action project.

There were monthly deadlines to submit an application.

Find out more here.

CCF Grants up to £100,000 (closed to new applications)

The CCF supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. A map showing currently funded projects can be viewed here while case studies of completed projects can be viewed here.

You can find out more about the type of things the CCF could fund in the latest round of applications here and the criteria that projects needed to meet here.

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