Please read our FAQ’s prior to submitting your project. For any other questions not covered by the FAQ’s relating to the Dundee Climate Fund, please contact ClimateChoices@dundeecity.gov.uk The Dundee Climate Fund can only be used for projects which will be delivered within the time period of the fund (Dundee Climate Fund Round 1: until 31. August 2024). This means that the fund cannot be used as match-funding for projects which are conditional and subject to other funds not yet confirmed.
Who is the fund aimed at?
This funding is exclusively aimed at constituted Dundee-based projects groups delivering local climate projects addressing the Dundee Climate Action Plan. All projects must be delivered in Dundee.
What type of organisations can apply?
Only Dundee-based not-for-profit, constituted groups can apply and normally these will have one of the following structures:
The Dundee Climate Fund especially welcomes applications from large organisations which are partnering with local community groups.
The Dundee Climate Fund does not accept applications from:
What type of proposals are you looking for?
Climate projects are to cover at least one of the following themes and organisations must be based and delivered in Dundee:
Example projects can be found here: https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccfinaction
What is capital spend?
The definition of Capital Expenditure, per the Accounting Code of Practice is that: -
“The cost of an item of property, plant & equipment falling under this section of the Code shall be recognised These include the initial costs of acquisition and construction and cost incurred subsequently to add, or replace part of, or service the asset.
Examples of costs that can be capitalised are: -
Feasibility studies and costs of aborted plans cannot be capitalised.
Please note that capital projects need to exceed £6,000 to be eligible for the funding.
What is revenue spend?
Site Security is treated as revenue unless costs deemed to be protecting damage to asset under construction
Does the fund cover staff costs?
Staffing costs are eligible as part of a revenue grant that are awarded although should be for additional costs and cannot be used to fund any existing staff costs your organisation may be liable for. The Dundee Climate Fund can be used to employ a member of staff on a 1-year fixed contract. This has to be a new post, not replacing previously existing posts.
Do we require match funding?
Applications will be considered for both small projects (a minimum of £6,000 to a maximum of £25,000) and large projects (up to a maximum of £100,000). For proposals over £25,000 organisations with free reserves more than three months operating expenses will require to provide match funding of 25% in kind/cash.
How do we apply?
All applications are made via (1) CONSUL on Dundee’s Voice; (2) application via MS Forms, and (3) suplementary documentation to email@example.com
How will applications be evaluated?
All applications will be screened for their feasibility and eligibility by a dedicated Reviewing Panel. The allocation of funding will be determined through public voting.
All grant recipients will need to:
Eligible submissions must be able to demonstrate:
Are there any restrictions on what we can apply for?
Proposals require to submit an estimate of the total project cost exploring the range of staff, resources, and services required to deliver the project. There are restrictions on what can be funded, pre-conditions for certain projects and an expectation that all purchasing will be done with consideration to minimise the environmental impacts and related carbon emissions by buying locally and using ethical and sustainable materials and suppliers.
The Dundee Climate Fund will not fund:
Additionally, the Dundee Climate Fund will not fund:
Where else can I apply to gain additional funds?
Depending on your projects aim there are other grants available in Scotland. More information can be found here: https://funding.scot/search
How do we construct a budget for our project?
All applications are required to supply 3 quotes for costs exceeding £5,000 alongside their applications.
What if our project is working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults?
If your project involves working with children, young people or adults at risk, you must have thought through what additional safeguarding risks that this could create, and must have developed safeguarding policies and procedures appropriate for the type of project you plan to undertake.
More information on developing a Safeguarding policy and procedures can by obtained from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO): SCVO - Safeguarding
What happens if we get the funding?
Successful applicants will be required submit monitoring reports to the Governance Group every six months. Please retain all invoices, among other details, as you will need them for the monitoring report.
Will we receive feedback if our application is unsuccessful?
Yes, you will receive feedback through the application portal.
What will we need to do at the end of the project?
Successful applicants will be required submit a case study highlighting project success at end of delivery (including lessons learnt, achieved outcomes and impact had).