Zero Waste Scotland - The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

The CCF has awarded 1,097 grants totalling £101 million to 658 communities, for projects involving energy efficiency, sustainable travel, local food and resource efficiency.

CCF grants are available of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year for 2019/20 and 2020/21, with the deadline to submit an Expression of Interest being 5pm on 3 August 2018. Development Grants of up to £1,000 are also available to help you scope out your project. Scotland applicants can learn more about the funding and s

All potential CCF applicants should refer to the CCF website or contact Keep Scotland Beautiful for full information about criteria, eligibility and deadlines.

There is also a series of 'Expression of Interest surgeries' where you can hear from CCF and other organisations (including Zero Waste Scotland), and ask question relating to your application.  Dates start from 25 June and can be found here

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For 2019/20 some CCF Grant Recipients will receive match funding from the European Regional Development Fund, part of the European Structural and Investment Fund.

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