Climate Challenge Fund hands out £2.2m in grants to help combat climate change

Climate CHallenge Fund logoBy Rebecca Shearer

 

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has granted a total of £2.2 million to help local communities to combat the effects of climate change.

Under these grants announced by Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, a total of 18 projects throughout Scotland will benefit.

Since 2008, the CCF has awarded over £59 million of funding to 676 projects in 498 Scottish communities.  

The CCF aims to support projects that work to reduce carbon emissions, are community-led and ‘create a legacy of low carbon behaviour assets’.

Whitehouse said: “To date we have invested £59 million in the CCF – including an increase in this year’s budget from £10.5 million to £11.8 million thanks to the ever increasing number of applications coming forward”.

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