Learning and reflection from the Climate Challenge Fund

As part of our activities during Climate Week we are delighted to share the 2019/20 Climate Challenge Fund report.

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

We are proud to have managed the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government since the fund was launched in 2008. Since then over 1,150 projects across all 32 local authorities have been awarded CCF grants, with total funding exceeding £111 million.

This report, written by our Climate Change Team, summarises the activity, outcomes and learning from CCF projects operating during the financial year April 2019 – March 2020.

Over the year, 86 projects were CCF funded across 25 local authorities to help reduce local carbon emissions. 59 development grants were also awarded to help community-led organisations develop a climate action project.

In addition to analysing carbon savings and project outcomes, the report illustrates approaches to talking about climate change and provides further case studies focussed on long-term behaviour change and legacy.

Many CCF projects tell us stories about people positively impacted by their activities, and we are delighted to share a variety of inspiring examples in the report.

We hope the learning from this report proves useful to any community in Scotland which wants to take local action on climate change.

View the CCF Report 2020 here.

18 September 2020

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