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Applications open for Climate Challenge Fund grants

30 April 2013

Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) grants of up to £150,000/yr from the Scottish Government could provide funds and support for your community group to reduce your community’s carbon footprint, save money and improve facilities.

CCF grants have funded community owned buildings to install energy efficient measures and community group projects to provide local energy efficiency advice. They have also funded community growing spaces and local projects to help people move away from their cars towards lower carbon transport alternatives.

Thirteen projects received a total of £2.1 million of funding at the latest Climate Challenge Fund Grant Panel and applications are invited for presentation to the CCF Grant Panel in 2013 and 2014 with the next draft application deadline in July 2013.

Additional support to help disadvantaged communities and ethnic minority communities to get their CCF applications off the ground is available through Development grants of £750.

Projects led by young people to reduce the carbon footprint of their community are also supported; the Junior Climate Challenge Fund (JCCF) offers young people £750 Development grants to develop a full JCCF grant application where they could secure funding of up to £150,000 per year.

All groups applying for CCF funding can count on support from a Development Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, who manage the fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. Keep Scotland Beautiful is the independent charity which campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues which affect people’s quality of life.  It is committed to making Scotland clean and green, today and tomorrow.

For information or to apply for a grant please see  call a Development Officer on 01786 468 779, email or come and speak to a Development Officer at one of the Spring events they are attending.

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