The Scottish Government‟s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) was set up to help communities combat climate change by reducing their carbon emissions. Since 2008, the fund has supported hundreds of community projects across Scotland.

Ecometrica and Brook Lyndhurst were commissioned to carry out a review of the CCF, with the aims of exploring the impacts of projects and identifying the factors which contribute to the projects‟ success. The review also explored questions around the potential of community projects to deliver behaviour change, emissions reductions and wider sustainability aims; the limits of what they can achieve; and how government can support them to do more.

The review methodology involved extensive qualitative research with a sample of 21 projects, and a quantitative carbon assessment of eight of these.

Use the links below to view the publications on the Scottish Government website:


Main Report


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