Development grants

Find out more about Development Grants.

Development Grants are available in 2019/20 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.

Further Development Grant deadlines for 2020 will be announced in due course.

Application Submission Deadline Decision by Project Completion and Final Report due by

16 October 2019

1 November 2019

31 January 2020

13 November 2019

29 November 2019

28 February 2020

11 December 2019

20 December 2019

27 March 2020

15 January 2020

31 January 2020

30th April 2020


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

Register to receive the CCF newsletter for updates on funding and support available through the CCF, plus other sustainability and climate change news.

Keep Updated

Get Climate Challenge Fund news delivered straight to your inbox
Your personal information and right to privacy is important to us. It is not our practice to sell, rent or otherwise to disclose your personal information to others. Read our Privacy Notice

Keep Connected

We support the