Food, Green Deal and Climate Challenge Fund Events for Community Groups

Climate Challenge

There are a number of FREE (or in one case nominal charge) events taking place in September and October that we hope you may find interesting.

Whether you are interested in Community Growing, the Green Deal or applying to the Climate Challenge Fund (or Junior CCF) the below events should help and support you.


24th Green Deal and Communities Event, Edinburgh (free to attend)

25th Growing Community Projects Along The Food Chain – Making The Links, Glasgow (please note, small charge)

26th Green Deal and Communities Event, Inverness (free to attend)


2nd  Climate Challenge Fund Project Planning Workshop for Ethnic Minority Community Groups (October workshop), Glasgow

10th Fraserburgh Climate Challenge Fund advice surgery (free to attend)

10th Fraserburgh Junior Climate Challenge Fund advice surgery (free to attend)

23rd Community Placemaking Workshop, Penicuik, Midlothian (free to attend)

28th Kirkcaldy Climate Challenge Fund advice surgery (free to attend)

28th Kirkcaldy Junior Climate Challenge Fund advice surgery (free to attend)

You can book online (or email the event organiser to secure your place) for most of the events by following the links above.

The events have been organised by independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful who manage the Climate Challenge Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government and a number of additional partners including Federation of City Farms and Gardens, the Energy Saving Trust and Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations (CEMVO) Scotland.

For the full listing of events please see the Climate Challenge Fund events webpage.

Finally, the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is very much OPEN for applications with next draft application deadlines of 30th September 2013 and 6th January 2014. Funding of up to £150,000/yr per project is available for community groups to run projects that reduce carbon emissions and lead to community improvements.

Why not check out the ‘project themes’ section of the Climate Challenge fund website to find out more about CCF funding for:

installing energy efficient measures in community owned buildings

providing energy efficiency advice

community growing

lower carbon transport

something different

Please don’t hesitate to contact Tim Mullens on 01786 468245, or another member of the Climate Challenge Fund team at Keep Scotland Beautiful if you have any further queries on 01786 468779.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is the independent charity which is committed to making Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow