The Community Climate Asset Fund

The Community Climate Asset Fund

The Community Climate Asset Fund (CCAF) is a £3.5 million Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, and provides capital funding for community-based organisations to tackle climate change.

The fund is designed to support communities to reduce usage of petrol and diesel cars, cut waste, grow local food and reduce emissions from community buildings.

The main types of asset that the CCAF can fund can be split under seven main headings:

• Energy efficiency measures in community buildings

• Equipment to support community food growing

• Electric vehicles and charging infrastructure for community-run car clubs, for running existing climate change projects and for delivering services that have been identified as a priority by the community as a result of COVID-19

• Bikes and facilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

• Electric bikes and charging infrastructure for community groups running existing climate change projects

• Equipment to reduce waste in your community

• Equipment to support an established community wood fuel scheme

Fund award sizes

Minimum: £1,000 Maximum: £100,000 Annually awarded: £3,500,000

Notes on award amounts: Match funding is a requirement for grants depending on the size of grant requested: Up to and including £10,000 do not require match funding; Between £10,000 and £30,000 you will need to provide 10% of match funding; For £30,000 and over, you will need to provide 20% match funding

Who can apply

Eligible organisations include: Registered Charities, Community Councils, Development Trusts, Schools and Nurseries (registered as not-for profit and are eligible to apply for food growing projects only, up to £10,000 maximum), Community-led housing associations (for food growing projects only)

How to apply

Application form is available via the website:

When to apply

Next deadline: 9th Nov 2020

As soon as possible. Applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis with a deadline of noon on Monday 9 November 2020.

For more information and to apply please visit Keep Scotland Beautiful’s website