Funding type

Grants, Other

Project size funding

< US$ 5.000, US$ 5.001 - 20.000, US$ 20.001 - 50.000, US$ 50.001 - 150.000, US$ 150.001 - 300.000, US$ 300.001 - 500.000

Target region/countries

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eligible Organisations for funding

Communities / Non-registered citizen groups, Individual, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO), Private Entity, Scholar Institution, Other


Forest & Woodlands, Freshwater, Human-changed areas, Marine & Coast, Mountains & Rocky Areas, Savannas & Shrubland & Grasslands, Wetland, Wildlife / Endangered Species, Other

Biodiversity Categories

Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Green Economy (incl. Ecotourism), Invasive Alien Species (IAS), Pollution Management, Protected Areas and other conservation measures, Restoration, Sustainable Use (of productive areas)

Sector Tags

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Funding Criteria

- projects in Scotland

Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund (NRF)
- addressing both climate change and biodiversity restoration />
Peatland ACTION Fund
- restoring damaged peatlands

Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS)
- investment in natural capital

Better Places Fund
- support for seasonal rangers and visitor operators

Investment Ready Nature Scotland (IRNS)
- restoration projects

Future Routes Fund
- projects by youth (11-26 years) and connecting youth to nature

Monitoring Equipment Fund
- focus on community-led marine biodiversity surveys and monitoring

Application process

Nature Restoration Fund, Peatland ACTION Fund, Monitoring Equipment Fund
Application on rolling basis

Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRINS), Better Places Fund,
Investment Ready Nature Scotland (IRNS), Future Routes Fund
Call for application

Application language


Particular consideration of

Local Communities (LC), Youth

Additional information

other options include: rural support via pilots, payments to land managers for certain work, placement schemes, Sea Eagle and Goose management schemes

For the Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF) and the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS), see the separate entry SMEEF and Rural Payments and Services (Scotland)