Big Climate Conversation Community Fund

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In August 2019, Impact Funding Partners worked with the Scottish Government to launch The Big Climate Conversation Community Fund to assist community organisations host workshops, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Targeted at small community groups, who are not primarily environmentally focused, the fund allowed the Government to hear from those who have been less engaged and therefore typically underrepresented in the climate change discussions to date.

Organisations followed a Scottish Government 'How to Guide' as a structure to their community conversations, discussing and answering questions around climate change. The groups were able to provide additional feedback and focus on certain areas of specific interest, giving them flexibility with their conversations.

Grants of up to £300 were available. The Scottish Government provided £17,770.22 to 61 community groups to deliver 71 conversations right across Scotland. The Scottish Government were extremely pleased with how far we managed to reach out to communities right across the whole of Scotland.

The Scottish Government has completed analysis of all the feedback that they received from the workshops and the final Report of Findings from the Big Climate Conversation has now been published alongside a companion Technical Annex. You can access both reports below.

“We want to give our young people and children from these rural communities a voice too, we want to hear what they have to say. We want them to know we are listening to them. We want to be part of the Big Climate Conversation”.

- Funded Organisation

£17.7k
Amount Provided
66
Organisations Funded
71
Conversations Held
1,893
People Attended