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 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.
The deadline has passed to submit an Expression of Interest for CCF grants of up to £150,000 per year for projects taking place between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2021. The final deadline for CCF Development Grants of up to £1,000 was 17 August 2018.
Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and we have staff that support applicants and those awarded grants. We also offer free training, events and support to help communities across Scotland build their capacity to tackle climate change.
We have been pleased to work with Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme and the Scottish Government, in the allocation of match funding through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support projects involving waste and circular economy activities, or installation of energy efficient measures in community-owned buildings.
The ERDF comes from the European Structural and Investment Fund which helps to facilitate major investments to support transformational change and economic and social structural reforms across Scotland. The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit the website or follow @scotgovESIF