Data collection for Carbon Reporting

Climate Challenge Fund projects vary hugely in scope, approach and activities, but they all have one thing in common - they must deliver a measurable reduction in carbon emissions in their community.  

We provide training and support to help you understand how to use the new carbon reporter and what data needs to be collected to be able to fill in the carbon reporter.

The carbon reporter is similar to the look and feel of the carbon estimator that you filled in when you submitted your application.


Training opportunities

Our workshop 'Data Collection for Carbon Reporting' gives you the opportunity to think in depth about how you collect the information you need to be able to fill in the carbon reporter.

During the day we:

  • Explore how your project reduces carbon emissions and discuss how you will know this is happening.
  • Discuss the barriers and opportunities to collecting primary data, and develop a plan to collect data for your project.
  • Learn about how to use the CCF Carbon Reporter

Further details and dates for the 'Data Collection for Carbon Reporting' workshop in 2018 are available through the events section of the CCF website.


Data Collection Sheets

Data collection sheets have been created for every theme to enable you to collect all the relevant data to enter into the carbon reporter. Please familiarise yourself with these and if you have any questions please get in touch with your CCF Development Officer.

You will find the links to all the data collection sheets below.


Home Energy

Household energy data - for projects that are providing household energy advice through workshops and home energy visits

Household energy solar PV - for projects that are providing advice to households to install solar PV panels

Household energy renewable heat  - for projects providing advice to households to install biomass boilers or solar thermal heating


Community Buildings

Community building data collection sheet



Food growing - for projects that will be growing food

Food behaviours and attitudes - for projects that are working with participants to encourage them to eat seasonal and local and/or working with participants to make lowere carbon food choices.



Travel diary  - for projects that are encouraging a behaviour change in relation to the mode of transport used. This data collection sheet can also be used for projects that are encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles.

Fuel effeicent driver training  - for projects who will be running fuel efficient driver training sessions with their community.



Household waste - for projects that are working with households to reduce food waste and encouraging a reduction in the general waste that they throw out.

Community buildings waste - for community builidngs project that also have reducing waste sent to landfill as part of their activities.

Other waste events - for projects who are running events such as swap swap shops, upcycling or repair sessions.

Other watse shops etc. - for projects who have permenant installations such as a swap shop or a tool library.



Recommended third party resources

The benefits of product reuse tool is available from WRAP. You have to register to download this tool which calculates the environmental and economic benefits of reusing a range of items using different scenarios.




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