Climate Challenge Fund
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.
The CCF was launched in 2008 and over 1,100 projects across all 32 local authorities have been awarded CCF grants. Total CCF funding since 2008 has exceeded £104 million.
Our film trailer celebrates the past decade of the CCF.
The CCF has supported projects involving energy efficiency improvements to community owned buildings, home energy efficiency advice, lower carbon travel options, community growing initiatives and schemes to tackle waste. A map showing currently funded projects can be viewed here.
The Fund is currently closed to new applications. Sign up to receive email updates in the CCF newsletter.
Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and we have staff that support applicants, Grant Recipients and other community-led organisations wanting to take action on climate change.
The CCF Capacity Building Programme provides a toolkit of support and training for CCF Grant Recipients. The Programme also aims to develop the capacity of any community-led organisation in Scotland wishing to tackle climate change through training, networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. We are offering the chance for community-led organisations to host a Carbon Literacy course in 2019/20.