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Nature restoration fund open to applications

5 June 2024

Nature restoration fund open to applications

The Neighbourhood Ecosystem Fund, which supports community-led project groups in Scotland to design and deliver local nature restoration projects, is now open to applications.

The aim of the Neighbourhood Ecosystem Fund is to help communities develop their own ideas for nature restoration into deliverable actions.

Funding will be administered by Inspiring Scotland and supported by the Carman Family Foundation, the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund (managed by NatureScot) and other funders.

Community groups can apply for up to £13,500 which can contribute to nature development activities, specialist consultancy, new staff posts and core costs. They will also receive £1,500 in professional fundraising support in addition to their grant.

Projects must focus on at least one part of ecosystem restoration:

  • Connecting nature corridors
  • Habitat and species restoration
  • Freshwater and wetland restoration
  • Coastal and marine initiatives
  • Control of invasive non-native species impacting on nature
  • Enhancing and connecting nature within villages, towns, or cities

The deadline for applications is 12pm Wednesday 3rd July 2024. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Inspiring Scotland website.