Storytellers Collective

The Storytellers Collective is an emerging group of Scotland-based storytellers who are using their creativity to amplify stories of community-led climate action. We have the ambition to engage wider audiences in conversations around their concrete visions for a beautiful, irresistible change that can inspire our communities around Scotland.

For more info on the collective, contact Story Weavers Joana & Kaska at


Storytelling Mini-Grants

Are you a podcaster, writer, storyteller, videographer interested in sharing positive community climate action and justice stories? SCCAN is offering 10 mini-grants of a maximum £250 each to 10 projects focused on climate action and climate justice from storytellers who want to contribute to the collective. 

This is a rolling application and the projects must be delivered by the end of March 2022 (podcasts or blog stories must at least be submitted for publication).  To apply, fill in our submission form now. Please expect 10-15 days for a decision and feedback.

What will we fund?

🎧 Podcast episodes – to be published in 1000 Better Stories

📝 Short stories/non-fiction reportage and creative non-fiction to be published in 1000 Better Stories blog

🛠  Workshops on narrative-based  skills and strategies for climate communication aimed at SCCAN members (preferably resulting in a specific output by participants)

👾 Other formats are also welcome! Short films? A play? A game? Mixed media? Comic? Tell us all about it!


Your proposal must include:

💚 Community-led Climate Action

💚 Social Justice

And at least 1 of these topics:

💚 About/involving SCCAN members

💚 Engaging less heard communities/Giving voice to underrepresented communities (geographically, socially, young people)

If you’re not sure if your idea is a good fit for the collective or need help with the application form please get in touch with Story Weaver Joana Avi-Lorie at for a chat.

We look forward to hearing your amazing stories.


Create the Future


Submit your work to be in with a chance of being published in the anthology alongside experts, changemakers and the voices of the future.

Deadline Sunday 13th February 2022