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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02971: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of all grants that have been approved each year by the Climate Challenge Fund, and what criteria are used to determine whether to issue a grant.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 28 September 2016

Since 2008, the Climate Challenge Fund has made 873 awards valued at £75.7 million to 588 communities.

Applications to the Climate Challenge Fund are assessed, by an Independent Grants Panel, against a criteria of:

Community - community must be at the heart of decision making process of the project; projects must be designed and delivered by communities themselves.

Carbon Reduction – the funded activity should lead to measurable carbon reductions, improve carbon literacy and help communities move to low carbon living.

Legacy – the project should deliver a low carbon legacy, with outcomes that continue after the project is completed.

In addition, applications are assessed against the following elements:

Management and governance

Project planning

State Aid

Project finances

Information on all grants approved by the Climate Challenge Fund can be found on the Scottish Government website at:

Funding rounds 1-19: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/howyoucanhelp/communities/ClimateChallengeFund

Funding rounds 20-22: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/ccf/projects