• Portobello Community Council
  • c/o 14 Rosefield Avenue
  • Portobello
  • EH15 1AU

Edinburgh Community Climate Fund is open for applications

Posted on: January 29th, 2023

Edinburgh Community Climate Fund is open for applications from community groups for great ideas to make Edinburgh a greener place to live.

Groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £20,000 to develop green projects to help Edinburgh reach its climate change targets.

The search is on for projects that reduce household carbon emissions, encourage talk about climate change and support the city’s net zero effort.

The fund will use a participatory budgeting approach, a way for citizens to have a direct say on how money is spent by taking part in a public vote.

The Council has been using this approach since 2010 and is working towards extending it in the future.

Ideas can be big or small and groups can apply as long as they are in line with at least one of the project’s aims.

Possible ideas could include:

  • energy information roadshows or services
  • advice, support or education sessions on climate change
  • free community cafes or cookery projects
  • walking, wheeling or cycling groups which encourage people to use their cars less
  • advice and support to help people adapt homes to save energy
  • improving local greenspaces including new community gardens/allotments, wildflower planting, bird nesting and bat boxes
  • encouraging people to share transport shopping buses or carpools

The fund is open for applications from community groups until 12 February 2023.

Find out more and how to apply

Email the Edinburgh Community Planning Team for more information.