Applying for CCF funding

Find out more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is currently closed to full applications; however Development Grants are available, please see here for more details.

Information on free training and learning events for any Scottish-based, community-led organisation interested in tackling climate change is available here.

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What organisations are eligible to apply to the CCF?

To be eligible to apply for any funding from the CCF organisations need to be:

1. Scottish based - Local community-led organisations are eligible to apply to the CCF. A local branch of a national organisation can also apply if they are separately constituted. National organisations can only apply through the CCF Ideas Bank.

2. Led by the community - Members of the target community group should be represented on the management committee/board of the organisation applying to the CCF.

3. Operating on a not for profit basis, or a trading company wholly owned by a not for profit organisation - Profit making organisations are eligible to apply to the CCF on the condition that they are wholly owned by a Scottish based not for profit organisation.

4. Legally constituted - The organisation will need to be legally constituted by the time of submitting their Final Application.

The type of community-led organisations from which we have received applications includes, but is not limited to:

Arts groups, sports clubs, community councils, faith groups, student unions, residents associations, local charities, food groups, community-led housing associations, development trusts, youth groups and schools.

What type of projects are eligible for CCF funding?

Eligible organisations applying to the CCF must ensure that their project meets the CCF project criteria and that all activities and items they include in their projects are eligible for funding.

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