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

Ecosystem

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

eligibility:
- projects in Scotland

Scottish Government Nature Restoration Fund (NRF)
- addressing both climate change and biodiversity restoration
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/scottish-government-nature-restoration-fund-nrf />
Peatland ACTION Fund
- restoring damaged peatlands
https://www.nature.scot/climate-change/nature-based-solutions/peatland-action

Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS)
- investment in natural capital
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/firns-facility-investment-ready-nature-scotland

Better Places Fund
- support for seasonal rangers and visitor operators
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/better-places-green-recovery-fund

Investment Ready Nature Scotland (IRNS)
- restoration projects
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/irns

Future Routes Fund
- projects by youth (11-26 years) and connecting youth to nature
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/future-routes-fund

Monitoring Equipment Fund
- focus on community-led marine biodiversity surveys and monitoring
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects/community-led-marine-biodiversity-monitoring-project/community-marine-biodiversity-monitoring-equipment-fund

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

https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects

Application language

English

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
https://www.nature.scot/funding-and-projects

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)