Scoring System

Appplications will be judged against the following criteria:

1) Extent to which application meets objectives of the Pebble Trust (max 10 points)

  • Contribution to a reduction in fossil fuel use
  • Increase in local resilience, ie a reduction in reliance on global markets (including use of renewable local resources to meet local needs), fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources
  • Stronger and more self-reliant local communities
  • Greater knowledge and awareness of sustainability issues

2) Credibility of applicant and project managers (max 5 points)

  • Strategic vision
  • Financial 
  • Operational
  • Track record

3) Value for money (max 5 points)

  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Likelihood of success, taking account of any preliminary research already undertaken
  • Scale of likely benefits compared with the amount of grant requested

4) Lasting benefits arising from project (max 5 points)

  • Lasting outcomes
  • Continuation of project beyond funded period

5) Extent of any negative implications against Pebble Trust objectives (max 5 points)


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