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2018 Climate Justice Innovation Funding Round

The concept of climate justice is based on a simple and powerful message: the poor and vulnerable at home and overseas are the first to be affected by climate change, and will suffer the worst, yet have done little or nothing to cause the problem.

The negative impact of climate change is felt the most by those who are already vulnerable because of geography, poverty, gender, age, indigenous or minority status, and disability. The concept of climate justice, which links human rights and development, provides a new and progressive policy platform for a sustainable climate agenda.

The Climate Justice Innovation Fund (CJIF) is open to any Scottish-based organisation, working in partnership with in-country partner(s), to support the delivery of climate justice-related projects which demonstrate innovation in the field.  CJIF projects should be delivered in one or more of the Scottish Government’s International Development sub-Saharan partner countries (Malawi, Zambia or Rwanda) and must also support the project country’s own development priorities as well as the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice and International Development aims.

Click here to download a copy of the Scottish Government Climate Justice Policy

Click here to view a copy of the Scottish Government International Development Strategy

Projects can apply for up to £100,000 over three years. There is no lower limit regarding the annual amount projects can apply for, and The Scottish Government particularly welcomes applications:

  • from currently under-represented groups such as diaspora representatives;
  • from small organisations with a turnover of £200k or less
  • from Scottish organisations collaborating to deliver a project

Please refer to the information and criteria document for more information.

The 2018 funding round has now closed.

For details of projects awarded in our 2018 funding round, please click here.

For a list of projects awarded in our 2017 funding round, please click here.

2018 Call Guidance & Documentation

Please read and download the following in order to complete your application.

CJIF Criteria & Information

CJIF Application Guidance

CJIF Budget Template

CJIF MEL Framework

CJIF Application Form


Information for Current Grant Holders

Reporting Arrangements

A condition of the grant is that the Grantee shall keep the Scottish Ministers, via Corra Foundation, fully informed of the progress of the project. The requirement is to provide:

  • An interim report is due every year on 31st October, covering the first 6 months of the reporting year.
  • An end of year progress report is due every year on 30th April (April – March) until project completion.
  • This should be accompanied by an updated budget reporting spreadsheet, due every 6 months on the above dates. This will include details of actual expenditure to date compared with the expenditure detailed within the original application form.
  • A final end of grant report submitted 30 days after your grant end date in Year 3.

The templates, which must be used for reporting purposes, are available to download below. The templates include guidance notes on how to complete each section.


CJIF Interim narrative report

CJIF End of year narrative report

CJIF Budget reporting spreadsheet

Information Session

A Climate Justice Innovation Fund information session will be held in Edinburgh on the 29th of May 2018.

If you are interested in attending and wish to register for the event, please email the Corra Foundation