Climate Challenge Fund applications update

The deadline for Expressions of Interest for 2017/18 funding has now passed, but Development Grants and free training are still available.

Monday 31 October at 12pm was the deadline for new applicants to submit an online Expression on Interest (EOI) to the Climate Challenge Fund. Our Development Officers are currently assessing all outstanding EOI's and those applicants will hear shortly whether their project idea is eligible to develop into a full Climate Challenge Fund application.

Project ideas we have discussed with applicants have spanned themes including energy, transport, food and waste and we've also been pleased to hear about a number of innovative project proposals.

We are proud to manage and develop the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government, and since advertising the continuation of the Fund in 2017/18, have experienced a very positive response from community-led organisations across Scotland.

Despite the passing of the EOI deadline there is plenty of support currently available through the Climate Challenge Fund. Development Grants up to £1,500 are available until December to help community-led organisations to develop an application for future climate action funding or to support peer-to-peer learning activities that build their capacity to tackle climate change.  In addition, there is free training and resources available through the Community Action Support Programme.

David Gunn, Climate Challenge Fund Manager commented:

"The Climate Challenge Fund is empowering communities to act on climate change so we were delighted when the Scottish Government confirmed the Fund would continue.

"We have been pleased to support hundreds of community-led organisations from across Scotland interested in submitting a funding application and look forward to working with organisations as they develop their project ideas.

"There is more support available through Climate Challenge Fund that includes Development Grants, free training and resources, and we encourage community-led organisations to take advantage of this."

Find out more about funding and support available through the Climate Challenge Fund.


31 October 2016

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