Funding News

2020 Climate Challenge Fund 

Peebles CAN have secured a share of funding  made available through the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).  Peebles CAN have been awarded a CCF grant totalling £147,896.88 over 2 years.


The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme managed by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.  The CCF provides funding and support to help community-led organisations in Scotland tackle climate change through projects that reduce local carbon emissions.


Our project, The Road to Carbon Reduction, will offer free support for Peebles and the surrounding towns to help people reduce their carbon footprint through active travel, cycle maintenance and confidence workshops, eco driving workshops, food growing, carbon literacy skill shares and community meals and promotion of journey sharing.


For more information on CCF and projects they fund visit their website at


2019 Big Lottery Community Fund 

It is a 3-year project that will see 2/3 workshops per week being delivered at the community garden.

2019 SCVO Digital Fund 

Digital Discovery Learning is a project that runs 24 digital workshops for CAN volunteers, older people living in Peebles and surrounding towns, adults living with dementia, young people from Peebels High School and general public members. We are also delivering 12 Digital Skill Shares in the yurt at our community garden as a part of this project.

2018 Awards For All,

Skill share sessions for local people to share their skills, an idea that came from our CCF Funded 2017 Development Grant.


2018 Volunteer Action Fund,

Grow and share is a project which focuses on our volunteers. We are focusing on volunteer training and new policies and procedures to safeguard our staff and volunteers. 

It provides skill sharing opportunities for the Peebles community, based within the popular Peebles CAN community garden. Anyone can join in, to try something new or share their knowledge on a variety of topics.

Popular ideas include growing food, cooking and recipes, art and craft, IT skills, social media, phone applications, DIY, upcycling, photgraphy, mindfulness, animal care... and the list goes on! 



Huge thank you to everyone who attended our fundraising ceilidh at the Hydro Hotel in November. We raised over £2,000 for the second year running to help with much needed project costs! Thanks to all who participated and the local businesses who donated raffle prizes!

2018 Year of the Young People

"Healthy Body Active Mind" is a project which expands on our existing partnerships with the Peebles High School and Tweeddale Youth Action.  This fund helps to encourage young people to get involved with growing food and outdoor activities to promote healthy lifestyles and enjoyment of the outdoors.

To deliver a fantastic volunteer experience in our community garden, through empowering people to learn new skills and share their own knowledge with others in their community.

For more information please see our project pages

Peebles CAN is grateful to customers at Tesco Peebles who voted for "A Place to Picnic" in-store using blue tokens.  Peebles CAN will be rewarded £1,000 from "Bags of Help" and Groundwork to invest in tools, benches and a new lawnmower for the community garden.

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bags of help
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