Development grants

Find out more about Development Grants.

CCF Development Grants up to £500 (per organisation) are intended to enable community-led organisations to develop ideas for a climate action project.

**Applications for Development Grants are currently closed**


The CCF Development Grant will pursue one of the following aims:

  • Exploring opportunities to encourage low-carbon behaviour changes within the community.
  • Initiating an awareness of climate change within the community and collecting views/opinions.

Eligible Activities

  • Organising a community consultation event or survey work.
  • Engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development.
  • Visiting other projects/organisations within Scotland (flights excluded).
  • Trialling new climate action activities gauging interest within the community.

Ineligible Expenses and Activities

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Purchase of alcohol or tobacco.
  • Travel outside of Scotland.
  • High-carbon modes of transport when low-carbon alternatives exist.
  • Religious or political activity or material.
  • Purchase of capital or infrastructure items (e.g. computers, bike racks).
  • Organisational costs.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for a CCF Development Grant, organisations need to be:

  • Community-led organisations that are Scottish-based, not for profit and legally constituted.
  • Not currently in receipt of a full CCF Grant Award. Organisations that received a CCF Development Grant previously can also apply but their proposal must be substantially different from the previously funded grant.

Application Form

Applications for Development Grants are now closed.

Please complete this form and return it along with supporting mandatory documentation to KSB by the deadlines stated below and to the address as stated within the form and ensure that you leave the document in Word format for comments to be added.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions that relate to this Development Grant can be downloaded here.

What happens next?

Your application will be considered by the CCF Team at KSB. This will take place monthly and key dates are outlined below.

The confirmed Development Grant deadlines for 2020 are outlined below.

Application Deadline Decision by Project Completion and Final Report due by

10 June 2020

22 June 2020

25 September 2020

15 July 2020

27 July 2020

30 October 2020

12 August 2020

24 August 2020

27 November 2020

16 September 2020

28 September 2020

18 December 2020

14 October 2020

26 October 2020

29 January 2021



Please contact Keep Scotland Beautiful's CCF team by emailing ccf@keepscotlandbeautiful.org.

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