Climate Challenge Fund
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (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.
The CCF supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions. Previously funded projects have helped communities to reduce their reliance on car travel, cut waste, grow local food and lower energy use in homes and community buildings. Currently funded projects can be viewed here and case studies can be viewed here.
The deadline to apply for CCF grants of up to £100,000 per year, per organisation, was noon on 20 September 2019, but Development Grants of up to £500 are still available.
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.