Climate Challenge Fund information surgeries *New Dates Added*

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The Information Surgeries will include a presentation from Keep Scotland Beautiful to introduce the CCF funding available and the support that they provide to applicants. Attendees will also be able to learn more about projects currently in receipt of CCF funding and support available from other organisations, including Love Food Hate Waste Scotland. This will be followed by a question and answer session and the chance to talk through project ideas and learn more about climate change.

CCF Information Surgery dates:
4 August - Spean Bridge (10am - 1pm at Spean Bridge Community Hall)
8 August - Aberdeen (10am - 1pm at Arts Centre Theatre, formerly Aberdeen Arts Centre)
11 August - Inverness (11am – 2pm at Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association, Ardconnel Terrace, Inverness)
14 August - Stornoway (10am – 2pm at Western Isles Council Chambers, Stornoway)
17 August - Kirkwall (10am -1pm at Orkney Library and Archive)
18 August - Lerwick (10am-1pm at Shetland Museum and Archives)

To find out more about the events and book your space please see www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccfsurgeries
The CCF is a Scottish Government grants programme which is managed and administered by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. The CCF provides funding and support for community groups to tackle climate change through community-led projects that reduce carbon emissions.
To date, the CCF has awarded grants totalling £85.8 million supporting a range of successful projects, including energy efficiency improvements to community-owned buildings, home energy efficiency advice, lower carbon travel options and community growing initiatives, plus schemes that help reduce waste and move Scotland further towards a more circular economy.
CCF grants of up to £150,000 per organisation, per year, are available for projects taking place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2020*. Development Grants of up to £1,500 are also available to help community-led organisations identify and scope out potential climate action projects - with the aim of enabling the organisation to apply for a CCF grant or to another funder.
The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest, the first stage of the application process for a CCF Grant, is 5pm on 28 August 2017. Applications for Development Grants are invited monthly until further notice.
*For 2018-2019 some CCF Grant Recipients (with projects involving waste and circular economy activities, or installation of energy efficient measures in community-owned buildings) will be match funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The ERDF comes from the European Structural and Investment Fund.

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