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Stage One applications

Please be aware that this year’s funding application process is different from previous years.

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.

Stage One Applications can be declined and not invited to proceed to Stage Two for reasons including, but not limited to:

  • Ineligible applicant organisation - view eligible organisations here.
  • Not clearly meeting all four of the CCF key project criteria - view the criteria here.
  • Containing ineligible elements - view more about what the CCF can fund here.
  • Unclear or underdeveloped ideas

The Stage One Guidance notes include detailed information on eligibility and key funding criteria and are available here. All applicants must read the Stage One Guidance Notes before submitting their Stage One Application.

Stage One applications which are eligible but not sufficiently competitive will also not be invited to progress to Stage Two.

Applicants that are declined at Stage One will not be able to re-apply in this round of funding. Feedback will be available if your project is declined at Stage One.

Stage One applications are due no later than Friday 20th September 2019 at noon.

We will be running a series of webinars on the 27th August, 4th, 10th and 16th September which will provide some guidance on the stage one application process. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. You can find further information and sign up details on the events section of our website.

Apply for Stage One here.

Applicants will be notified about whether they have successfully completed Stage One by 7pm on Friday 4th October. Successful applicants at Stage One will be sent a Stage Two Application Pack by e-mail.

Stage Two will involve the completion of a full and detailed CCF application including estimating the impact of project activities through the Carbon Estimator. The Carbon Estimator, Stage Two Guidance Notes and example application materials will be available shortly so that applicants can see the level of additional detail that will be required should they be successful in Stage One.

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