Community environment challenge fund

The Community Environment Challenge Fund (CECF) can provide support and funding for community led initiatives.

The CECF is for environmental projects. The projects must be led and delivered by community groups, must make a significant difference to the local environment and be widely supported within the community. In addition, there is a requirement for a long-term maintenance commitment for any projects undertaken through the Fund.

Who can apply?

Applications must be submitted by local or national constituted groups (including those acting on behalf of others) and must be developed by community or voluntary organisations.

How to apply

Prior to application please read our icon CECF Application Guidance 2018 [927Kb] and icon CECF Checklist 2018 [326Kb].

Complete our electronic icon CECF application form 2018 [1Mb] and submit it along with all the required paperwork to communitygreenspace@pkc.gov.uk. Alternative versions of our application (including Word) are available to download on the Community Greenspace Blog.

How much would the grant be?

Minimum grant request is £2,500 up to a maximum of £10,000.

50% match funding is required. For example, an application of £2500 would have a total cost of at least £5,000. The whole project can be of any size and there is no defined maximum project cost.

Further information

For more information about the CECF, watch the YouTube video. In the 2015 Securing the Future Awards, the CECF was awarded a Silver Award.

For further information please download our icon CECF Application Guidance 2018 [927Kb] leaflet.

If you have any other questions regarding the Community Environment Challenge Fund, please contact Perth & Kinross Council's Waste Services/Community Greenspace team by telephoning 01738 475000 or emailing communitygreenspace@pkc.gov.uk.

Contact details

Community Greenspace

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476