The Edinburgh Community Climate Fund

 Application Support  

For application support please email:

Support sessions are avaialble for applicants:

  • 23 January, 10.00am -12 noon & 1.00pm - 3.00pm – Application Support Drop in - City Chambers 

  • 24 January, 6.30pm - 7.30pm - Online information session (email to book)

  • 26 January, 10.00am -11.00am - Online information session  (email to book)

  • 8 February , 13.00am -14.00am - Online information session  (email to book)

  • 10 February 12noon - 3.00pm - Application Support Drop in - Volunteer Edinburgh Office, 222 Leith Walk 

What makes a good idea 

Ideas can be large or small and will be eligible as long as they are in line with at least one of the project's aims. The community will be asked to decide on the best ideas.  

Ideas might include:

  • Local energy information roadshows where free energy-efficient lightbulbs are available and advice from professionals is available on a number of achievable energy-reducing actions.

  • Services that assist elderly people and those with disabilities in making energy-saving changes to their homes (supplying and fitting lightbulbs, draft excluders, heat packs and warm boxes)

  • Education on alternative heating systems and support to explore finance options

  • Advice and education sessions on climate change provided at local groups – potentially bringing in specialists to begin climate change conversations.

  • Work with schools and other local youth groups to encourage education on achievable climate action and encourage uptake within local communities (peer education, intergenerational projects, joint creation of local activities – e.g. young people working with care homes to create community gardens/recreational space, etc.)

  • Working with local educational establishments to identify clean job opportunities and encourage uptake of available training and career pathways

  • Free community café provided to local residents that uses donated and/or locally grown food for its core ingredients.

  • Cookery projects that educate on reducing energy whilst cooking as well as dietary changes that can impact on environment.

  • Community Gardens that grow produce to be used or dispersed locally for the benefit of the community of place.

  • Project that refurbishes bicycles and donates/leases these to local people and provides proficiency training for young people as well as lobby for the better provision of cycle lanes.

  • Walking, wheeling or cycling groups that encourage like-minded people to go out together as a group and promotes the benefit of reduced car use and social interaction.

  • Transport-sharing schemes to reduce the need for single-occupancy vehicle use – shopping buses or car pools, etc.   

  • Adapting local community buildings to be prepared and ready to act as emergency response locations for local communities in the event of extreme weather events.

  • Woodland management projects that reimagine areas to maximise carbon capture and benefit local people (tree planting, bird nesting, access paths, etc.).

  • Community-managed greenspaces containing projects designed and supported by local people which could include introduction of community gardens/allotments, wildflower planting, bird nesting, bat boxes, etc.  

  • Education projects within communities that identify actions that could be taken in their natural environment to offset carbon and provide increased local opportunities for involvement and action