Climate Challenge Fund open for applications.

The Climate Challenge Fund is OPEN for applications, but you need to express interest in applying before the 28th of October 2016.

During a keynote address at the Climate Challenge Fund Gathering, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, announced that the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund will continue.

Climate Challenge Fund 2017/18

  • In 2017/18 the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) will focus on funding projects which deliver the greatest reduction in carbon emissions and support Scotland’s most deprived communities, with grants up to £150,000 per project available.
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful manages the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and encourages community-led organisations interested in applying for grants to check the criteria, application process and upcoming application deadlines.
  • For new applicants, the deadline for the first stage of the application process, an Expression of Interest, is 28 October 2016.

Learn more about CCF criteria, the application process and deadlines:

More about the Climate Challenge Fund

Since the CCF was introduced in 2008, 588 communities across Scotland have been awarded grants totalling £75.7 million to run community-led projects that reduce local carbon emissions, improve their local areas and help them adapt to the impacts of climate change.

CCF funded projects have included energy efficiency improvements to community owned buildings, energy efficiency advice, lower carbon travel options, community growing initiatives and schemes to tackle waste.