It was announced on 28 January that the hugely successful Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is again inviting community-led projects across Scotland to apply for a share of £10.3 million to promote action against climate change.

Since 2008 the CCF has supported 756 community-led schemes, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel and local food growing projects.

Applications for grants of up to £150,000 per project are invited:

- Community-led organisations currently in receipt of a CCF grant must have submitted a completed application by 19.02.16

- All other community-led organisations must have submitted an Expression of Interest by 5.02.16 and a completed application by 19.02.16

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) is a Scottish Government programme, managed and developed by Keep Scotland Beautiful. Derek Robertson, Chief Executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“We welcome the new funding made available through the Climate Challenge Fund for community-led organisations across Scotland to tackle climate change at a grass roots level, and urge potential applicants to apply quickly.

“It has been a great privilege for us to have been involved with managing and developing the Climate Challenge Fund, on behalf of the Scottish Government, since the Fund was established in 2008.  

“We look forward to supporting the latest community-led organisations with their applications and see this is part of our work to help make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

Source: SSN

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