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Scottish Government Climate Justice Innovation Fund

Please note: this call is now closed.

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 priority countries (Malawi, Zambia or Rwanda), with awards of up to £100,000 for project grants over a maximum three year period.  Projects must also support the beneficiary country’s own development priorities.

The Scottish Government particularly welcomes applications:

  • from currently under-represented groups such as diaspora representatives;
  • from small organisations with a turnover of £150k or less
  • from Scottish organisations collaborating to deliver a project

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

The closing date for applications is 7th August 2017, with successful projects to commence in November 2017.

Projects Awarded 2017

OrganisationCountryProject DescriptionTotal Awarded
Leith Community Crops in Pots, in collaboration with Thrive ScotlandMalawi‘Living Trees of Livingstonia’ aims to reduce poverty, increase school attendance and improve the environment, through School Orchard Committees (SOCs) in 21 schools, which establish orchards, create employment and use profits to improve schooling, especially school dinners.£99,992.00
Malawi FruitsMalawi‘Water for Life’ will enable the people at Tapukwa, Malawi to grow cash crops under irrigation and so be able to maintain clean water and hydro power systems for the benefit of the whole community.£98,588.00
Tearfund ScotlandMalawi‘Mhuju Fall Armyworm Research Project’ will aim to support the Rumphi farming community to increase food production and reduced fall armyworm infestations by increasing their understanding of how the innovative use of conservation agriculture techniques and locally made fertilizer can specifically reduce the impact of fall armyworm infestation in maize.£96,909.00
Community Energy ScotlandMalawi‘Building community climate resilience through sustainable electricity for enterprise’ will build the resilience of 250 households in Sitolo, Ndawambe, Faifi and Kaluzeze in the Mchinji District in Malawi by enabling them to fully benefit from the economic opportunities electricity from a solar powered mini-grid can give them and provide a sustainable mini-grid management model for future mini-grid developments.£96,909.00
Challenges WorldwideRwanda‘COOL COFFEE: improving climate resilience through strengthening the coffee sector’ aims to strengthen climate resilience in rural Rwanda by encouraging the adoption of renewable energy and environmentally friendly practices at coffee washing stations in a way that will reduce costs, improve performance and enable coffee producers to better compete in the world market.£99,998.00
AquateraZambia‘Waste to Wealth’ will develop the capacities of vulnerable communities to promote smokeless fuel from waste biomass, to reduce carbon emission whilst enhancing better livelihood through conservation and micro-enterprises development in Kabwe district, Central province, Zambia£99,950.00

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 narrative report at mid-financial year: due on 31st October (covering April – September)
  • An end of year narrative report at the end of the financial year: due on 30th April (covering the previous year)
  • 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.

The templates, which must be used for reporting purposes, are available to download here. 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

Please find below the slides from our info session.

Download the slides here