Development grants

Find out more about Development Grants.

CCF Development Grants up to £500 (per organisation) are intended to enable community-led organisations to develop ideas for a climate action project.


The CCF Development Grant will pursue one of the following aims:

  • Exploring opportunities to encourage low-carbon behaviour changes within the community.
  • Initiating an awareness of climate change within the community and collecting views/opinions.

Eligible Activities

  • Organising a community consultation event or survey work.
  • Engaging a consultant or advisor to support project development.
  • Visiting other projects/organisations within Scotland (flights excluded).
  • Hosting an event using the Scottish Government’s Climate Conversation.
  • Trialling new climate action activities gauging interest within the community.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for a CCF Development Grant, organisations need to be:

  • Community-led organisations that are Scottish-based, not for profit and legally constituted.
  • 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.

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic the next application deadline has been re-scheduled to 10 June 2020. We will review the Development Grant deadlines and make changes as required over the coming weeks.

Application Deadline Decision by Project Completion and Final Report due by

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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