Applying for CCF funding

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

The deadline to apply for CCF grants of up to £100,000 per year, per organisation was noon on 20 September 2019. Development Grants of up to £500 are still available.


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.

2. Led by the community - Members of the target community group must 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 must be legally constituted at the time of submitting their application.


CCF Grants up to £100,000

CCF funding is available of up to £100,000 per organisation, per year for the next two financial years 2020-2022. The deadline for Stage One applications was Friday 20th September 2019 at noon.

The CCF supports community-led organisations in Scotland to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

We anticipate another highly competitive funding round with high levels of demand. We recognise that developing a detailed project and full application requires a significant investment of time and effort so this year we are introducing a new streamlined two-stage application process.

Currently funded CCF projects finishing on or before 31st March 2020 can apply for this round of CCF funding using the new two-stage process. Currently funded CCF projects that finish after 31st March 2020 cannot apply for this round of CCF funding.

Find out more here.


CCF Development Grants up to £500

Development Grants are available in 2019/20 to help Scottish-based community-led organisations to scope out a potential climate action project.

There are monthly deadlines to submit an application.

Find out more here.



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