Date lodged: 11 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) ensure that a proportion of funding from the Climate Challenge Fund is channelled to more deprived communities and (b) simplify the application and monitoring process to remove any barriers to entry that face smaller organisations.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 May 2017
The Climate Challenge Fund is open to all eligible community-led organisations across Scotland, and there are robust procedures in place to ensure that funding is accessible to all types of communities.
A breakdown of all Climate Challenge Fund grants, since 2008, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) decile is included in the following table.
Number of awards
Total value (£)
In terms of application and monitoring processes, the Climate Challenge Fund works closely with grant recipients to continuously improve processes and ensure that they are straightforward and widely accessible.