Climate Challenge Fund
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is OPEN.
The CCF provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.
On 5 June, (World Environment Day), Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham visited current CCF Grant Recipient, Leith Community Crops in Pots and announced that the CCF is open for applications.
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.
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 are pleased to be running CCF Information Surgeries in June and July for potential applicants wanting to learn more about applying for CCF funding.
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