Support for Your Community Event

Are you an individual or group concerned about climate change and thinking about ways to make a difference in the place where you live? Creating a climate event is a great way to get your community excited about tackling climate change and supporting Scotland’s transition to net-zero.

It’s an opportunity to collaborate with others in your community to organise fun, creative and engaging events. You’ll join a network of groups inspiring their communities to take action on climate change, creating connections across Scotland.

'How To' Guide

This guide has been compiled by the Climate Festival team to help you along the way in organising your community climate event. It’s not an exhaustive guide but is intended as a framework for planning and to guide you through some of the questions you need to consider when starting out, as well as having many links to useful resources. We have tried to make it relevant to many types of groups and events, you can take what you need, and leave what you don’t!

In this guide we cover:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Programmes
  3. Partnerships
  4. Operations
  5. Budgeting and Fundraising
  6. Marketing & Publicity
  7. Evaluation
  8. Next Steps


Download Organisers Guide


Connect with people from other climate festivals and events across Scotland in our lively online Forum, a small friendly network of people who are keen to offer advice and support and can help you generate programme ideas or connect you with speakers.


How to Join

The Forum events are held via Zoom. Please register and you will receive an email on the day of the event with the link to join. Live subtitles will be available.


Upcoming Sessions

To be announced.


You can also sign-up for events in our National series here.



Past Events

Climate Festival Forum: Greening Your Event

Wednesday 23 March 2022 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm | online | free event

Our March Climate Festival Forum is a chance to learn about greening your event. No matter what event you’re planning, Keep Scotland Beautiful can help you find ways to make it more environmentally friendly. We will discuss steps such as eliminating single use plastic, utilising local food providers, and ensuring your growing event is as planet-friendly as possible with peat-free compost and organic seeds. We can also provide you with useful resources from Keep Scotland Beautiful and other organisations. Come along with any questions, big or small, and meet other people who are holding events for Scotland’s Climate Festival.



Meet the Partners

Tuesday, 15 February | 7:00 - 8:30pm | online | free event

Join the Festival Forum to meet with our National Agency partners and learn about the support and resources available for your community climate events in 2022.

From a growing workshop, led bike ride, introduction to community energy, or topical film screening, get ideas and connections. Join the general conversation and then head to a breakout room for in-depth discussion on the issues and activities most important to you.


  • Creative Carbon Scotland
  • Home Energy Scotland
  • Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Sustrans
  • Zero Waste Scotland



New Year's Mixer for community event organisers

Wednesday 26 January | 7:00 - 8:30pm | online | free event

Are you interested in organising your own community climate event? Do you have lots of ideas but are unsure how to get started? This is a session to learn more about Scotland’s Climate Festival and how to join in. Our Festival Officers will be here to answer your questions and highlight many of the resources and opportunities available, including seed funding to help get your event up and running.

We'll also meet with other climate event organisers to learn about how to get your community involved: Joining us for this first session will be Elaine Grant, Business Manager with Falkirk Delivers, who will discuss their recent Falkirk SHOP26 climate festival, an action packed 2-day event featuring STORM, the giant sea goddess made from recycled materials.

There will also be opportunities for networking and meeting with other attendees in the breakout rooms. Join us for this lively session!


Still need help with your event? You can contact us at climatefestivalscot@keepscotlandbeautiful.org


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