£10.3 million of funding is available every year until March 2015 from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund which is managed by the independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.
In total 578 projects across Scotland have received more than £48.3 million in CCF funding to reduce carbon footprint and make community improvements. Funded projects have including energy efficiency improvements in community owned halls, provision of energy efficiency advice, lower carbon transport schemes, community growing projects and initiatives to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Just launched, the CCF Ideas Bank invites public, third sector and private organisations to propose project ideas that community groups can use to apply for CCF funding in partnership with the proposing organisation. The community group can pay the proposing organisation up to 49% of a CCF grant awarded for their services and expertise.