Climate Challenge Fund invites grant applications

Seven projects involving local growing or food were among the 13 which received over £2.1 million of funding at the latest Climate Challenge Fund Grant Panel. So it is really worth while for Allotment associations to consider applying for CCF grants.

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund provides grants up to £150,000/year for Scottish community groups to run projects that reduce carbon footprint and improve their communities. Community groups across Scotland have received CCF funding to provide community growing spaces and to promote the production and consumption of food which has a lower carbon footprint.These projects have also helped promote healthy diets and bring people together, allowing them to experience the mental and physical benefits of gardening.

Applications for CCF grants are invited for presentation to the CCF Grant Panel in June and September 2013. For information or to apply for a grant please see the Climate Challenge Fund website:

http://ccf.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/

or call a Development Officer on 01786 468 779,
or email: ccfenquiries@ksbscotland.org.uk
or pop into one of the Spring events attended by CCF staff.

The Climate Challenge Fund will be attending a number of events across Scotland in the coming months where you can speak directly to a Keep Scotland Beautiful Devlopment Officer about applying for a CCF grant.

Dates are detailed on the Climate Challenge Fund website:

http://ccf.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/news.aspx?id=2590

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