Your charity for Scotland’s environment

Plan your community-owned buildings project

To help you plan your community-owned buildings project you will be supplied with guidance and a new tool to help you estimate your carbon emission savings.

Completing your CCF application form

If you submitted an eligible Expression of Interest before the deadline you will have been sent a CCF application form, guidance notes and the CCF Carbon Tool. If you have any queries while completing your CCF application form, please contact your CCF Development Officer.

Deadlines for each stage of the application process are outlined:

  • Expression of Interest deadline 28/8/17 by 17:00
  • Draft Application deadline 8/9/17 by 17:00
  • Final Application deadline 27/10/17 by 17:00

We have additional support and guidance to help you complete your application:

Outcomes and project planning

See our Example Project Plan for Community Owned Buildings

You can find out more about developing outcomes through our video guide.

Estimating carbon savings

To help you estimate the carbon emissions (CO2e) savings of your CCF project we have produced a new tool. The tool has sections to help you estimate CO2e savings for a number of activities for each project theme, so that you can establish what initiatives will be likely make the the largest savings. The tool will be emailed to you by your Development Officer with the CCF application form and guidance notes.

You can see an example of how the tool has been used to estimate carbon savings for a Community Owned Building in our Example Project Plan for Community Owned Buildings.

Eligible items and activities

You'll need to ensure that items and activities you include in your project are eligible for CCF funding. You can check a list of these items for community-owned buildings, but you should also check other themes your project will cover such as energy efficiency advice. 

Partners and third party resources

Your Development Officer will outline key organisations you should work with to plan and deliver your project. They will also outline third party resources that will prove helpful. You can see a summary of partners and third party support for Community-owned buildings, but you should also consult other themes your project will cover such as energy efficiency advice.

Case studies

       If you are looking for inspiration, might also find it useful to consult case studies of previously funded CCF community-owned building projects.