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Community-led organisations from across Scotland are invited to apply to the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for funding to support local projects that tackle climate change.

To date, the CCF has awarded grants totalling £85.8 million - supporting a range of successful projects, including:

  • energy efficiency improvements to community-owned buildings,
  • home energy efficiency advice,
  • lower carbon travel options and
  • community growing initiatives,
  • plus schemes that help reduce waste and move Scotland further towards a more circular economy.

CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year, are available for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020*. Expression of Interest deadline is 17:00 on 28 August 2017.

CCF Development Grants of up to £1,500 are available until further notice to help community-led organisations identify and scope out potential climate action projects.

Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and has staff that support applicants and those awarded grants.

To apply please visit the CCF website to find out if your organisation and project idea is eligible for funding -

*Funding available in 2018/19 will also include a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund.