CCF Grants

Find out more about Climate Challenge Fund grants of up to £150,000 per year.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is currently closed to new applications.

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You can view currently funded CCF projects via our interactive map.

Climate Challenge Fund project criteria

All Climate Challenge Fund projects must meet four criteria to be considered eligible for funding.

1. Community 

Community must be at the heart of the decision-making process of the project and projects must be designed and delivered by communities themselves.

2. Carbon Reduction

The project should lead to a measurable reduction in local carbon emissions through the activities it delivers.

3. Sustainable Legacy 

The project should deliver a low carbon legacy in its community, with outcomes (and/or behaviours) that continue after the project is completed.

4. Improved climate literacy

The project should deliver an increased understanding of climate change in its community and help the community move to low carbon living.


All CCF grant awards are conditional on the confirmation of the Scottish Government's budget.

Items and activities the CCF can fund

You can find further information on specific items and activities that the CCF can fund through the sections below.


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