Submit your Climate Challenge Fund Expression of Interest

Expressions of Interest welcomed in advance of 17:00 28 August 2017 deadline

We encourage all Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) applicants to familiarise themselves with forthcoming CCF deadlines and welcome Expressions of Interest as far as possible in advance of the 28 August deadline.

CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year are available for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020*. 


  • Expression of Interest - 28 August 2017 by 17:00
  • Draft Application - 8 September 2017 by 17:00
  • Final Application - 27 October 2017 by 17:00

We advise all applicants to submit an online Expression of Interest, (EOI) the first stage of the application process for a CCF Grant, as soon as possible. This will allow applicants the maximum time possible to develop their application.

The EOI is a simple online form which includes space for applicants to outline how their project meets the CCF criteria. Once you’ve submitted your EOI you’ll hear back from a CCF Development Officer who will let you know if your organisation and project idea is eligible for funding. Those eligible for funding will be issued with an application form and further guidance. If you are not eligible for CCF funding, you’ll receive feedback and suggestions of alternative funding and support as appropriate.

CCF Development Grants of up to £1,500 are available to help community-led organisations identify and scope out potential climate action projects - with the aim of enabling the organisation to apply for a CCF grant or to another funder. 

Applications for Development Grants are invited monthly until further notice with the next deadline for submission being 11 August.

A final round of CCF surgeries is taking place following over 100 community group representatives signing up to attend previous events which have taken place in locations ranging from Greenock to Lairg. These free events will be useful for any community-led organisation in Scotland wanting to know more about applying for CCF funding and feature the opportunity to discuss project ideas.

*For 2018-2019 some CCF Grant Recipients (with projects involving waste and circular economy activities, or installation of energy efficient measures in community-owned buildings) will be match funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF comes from the European Structural and Investment Fund.

07 August 2017

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