CCF Grants up to £100,000

Find out more about Climate Challenge Fund grants of up to £100,000 per year.

The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is open for a new round of applications.

CCF funding is available of up to £100,000 per organisation, per year for the next two financial years 2020-2022.

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. A map showing currently funded projects can be viewed here while case studies of completed projects can be viewed here.


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.

Stage One

  • Stage One applications will involve the completion of an online form to demonstrate how applicants meet the published CCF criteria for their organisation and project. Supporting documentation is not required at this stage.
  • Detailed Stage One guidance including information on organisation eligibility and key funding criteria is available via the Stage One Guidance Notes.
  • Stage One applications are due no later than Friday 20th September 2019 at noon.
  • Stage One is a competitive round. Applications will be scored according to the published CCF criteria and the strongest project proposals will be invited to proceed to Stage Two.
  • Applicants will be notified about whether they have successfully completed Stage One by 7pm on Friday 4th October.

Find out more about Stage One applications here.

Stage Two

  • Stage Two applications will involve the completion of a full and detailed CCF application including estimating the impact of project activities through the Carbon Estimator. The Stage Two application pack is available here so that applicants can see the level of additional detail that will be required should they be successful in Stage One.
  • Unlike previous years, there will not be a draft application stage. However, Keep Scotland Beautiful staff will be available to offer one to one advice and support on developing Stage Two proposals.
  • Stage Two applications are due no later than 22 November 2019 at noon.
  • Stage Two is a competitive round. The recommendation on which projects should be awarded funding will be made by the Independent Grant Panel.
  • We anticipate making a final announcement on which projects will be funded by late January / early February 2020.

Find out more about Stage Two Applications here.

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