Development grants

Find out more about Development Grants.

Development Grants are available in 2020 to help community-led organisations in Scotland to scope out a potential climate action project.

CCF Development Grants up to £500 (per organisation) are intended to:

  • Enable community-led organisations to develop ideas for a climate change action project which would support low-carbon behaviour changes, increase climate literacy and reduce carbon emissions.
  • Assist in progressing to a full CCF Grant application or similar activities for another funder.
  • Organise a community consultation event and survey work.
  • Engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development.
  • Cover expenses associated with visit(s) to other projects/organisations within Scotland (flights excluded).
  • Develop a low-carbon project idea.
  • Host an event using the Scottish Government's Climate Conversation toolkit.


Who can apply?

  • Scottish-based eligible community-led organisations, that operate on a not-for-profit basis, or are a trading company wholly owned by a not-for-profit organisation, and are legally constituted.
  • Organisations not currently in receipt of a full CCF Grant Award.
  • Organisations that received a CCF Development Grant previously can also apply but their proposal must be substantially different from the previously funded grant.

Application Form

An application form can be downloaded here.

Please complete this form and return it along with supporting mandatory documentation to KSB by the deadlines stated below and to the address as stated within the form and ensure that you leave the document in Word format for comments to be added.


Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions that relate to this Development Grant can be downloaded here.


What happens next?

Your application will be considered by the CCF Team at KSB. This will take place monthly and key dates are outlined below.

Development Grant deadlines for 2020 are outlined below.

Application Deadline Decision by Project Completion and Final Report due by

12 February

24 February

29 May

11 March

23 March

26 June

15 April

27 April

31 July

13 May

25 May

28 August

10 June

22 June

25 September

15 July

27 July

30 October

12 August

24 August

27 November

16 September

28 September

18 December

14 October

26 October

29 January

11 November

23 November

26 February


Please contact Keep Scotland Beautiful's CCF team by calling 01786 471333 or email ccf@keepscotlandbeautiful.org.

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