Participatory budgets

The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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Submit an idea or project


The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund has been set up to support community-led climate change projects. It uses a process called participatory budgeting to enable citizens to decide how to spend £100,000 that supports the delivery of the city’s Climate Strategy.  

Applications are made online through the Your Voice platform to the Edinburgh Community Climate Fund and application form and supplementary documentation to  

  1. Read up before you start – we have put together some information about the process and a guide to ideas to get you started  
  2. Consider attending one of our information or drop-in sessions to find out more 
  3. Sign in to the Your Voice platform with My Account
  4. Once logged on click "submit a project idea" and upload your project proposal/summary (remember to add a picture/or image)
  5. Complete the application form – download here
  6. Email the completed application form to before 12 February.

Project review


All applications will be reviewed by our steering group to ensure projects meet all relevant criteria. We might ask applicants for more information or clarifications.  More details on the Edinburgh Community Climate Fund are available online. 

See all ideas and projects

Public vote


Voting is open for the Edinburgh Community Climate Fund 

It’s time to vote for your favourite ideas to make Edinburgh a greener city.

You have a total of 5 votes to use and can only vote once for a project.You need to use all five votes for your selections to be valid. 

Voting is simple and easy. To vote: 

Click register at the top of your screen.

Click Register with mygovscot 

Fill out all of the forms with your details.

Signin here.

You are now signed up and can select five projects. 

For those under 18 wishing to vote this can be done through Young Scot using your Young Scot NEC number. School libraries will be offering supported voting.

Supported voting will also be available at all public libraries across the city. Please visit your local library for more information and to get help to vote

Please email with any questions. 

Vote now

Outcome announced


Information on the outcome of the public vote now available. 

A total of £140,000 has been awarded to community and voluntary groups to implement projects related to climate change. Due to the high number of proposals submitted, £40,000 worth of extra funding was exceptionally made available in addition to the original £100,000, to allow as many projects to go ahead as possible. Given the high quality of the remaining projects that applied for funding, work will be undertaken to signpost groups to other opportunities to progress their ideas where possible.

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The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund


Ideas and projects in Edinburgh

Ideas and projects

Growing future growers!
Price £16,225

Growing to Love

2023-02-08  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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V olunteers at Thornybauk
Price £7,600

Growing net-zero communities

2023-02-10  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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Positive Imaginings forest circus performance
Price £20,000

Positive Imaginings - Creative Climate Education

2023-02-03  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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All Aboard Canal Boat on the Union Canal
Price £3,583

All Aboard for Climate Action

2023-02-12  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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grow local.PNG
Price £10,000

Show and Grow Together

2023-02-15  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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FEH logo v2.jpg
Price £5,560

Fairmilehead Futures

2023-02-12  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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Edinburgh Climate Festival
Price £20,000

Edinburgh Climate Festival

2023-02-10  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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Price £9,838

Regenerative Consultancy for 5 grass-roots projects plus ongoing network

2023-02-12  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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Market for reselling waste produce to the public.
Price £20,000

People Food Waste Kitchen Pantry

2023-02-24  •  •  The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

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