Peatland Action in 2018 - 2019

Peatland Action continuing Scotland-wide peatland restoration in 2018/19.

Since 2012, Peatland ACTION has set more than 10,000 hectares of degraded peatlands in Scotland on the road to recovery.

Can you help to continue the good work? Peatland ACTION offers funding to suitable peatland restoration projects.

Funding for 2018/19

Peatland ACTION Fund is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Peatland ACTION Fund starting on Monday 19th March 2018. 

We are expecting further Peatland Action funding in 2018/19 and are keen to have as many projects ready to deliver in 2018/19.

In addition, we want to encourage applications for longer term projects.  Whilst we will not be able to approve the future years of multi-year applications, we can make the initial assessment and approve as and when future funding becomes available. This we hope will shorten future approval times and make it easier for recipients and contractors to plan and deliver work on the ground.

All work approved for 2018/19 funding will need to be completed before the end of March 2019.

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2018.

If you have any queries please contact

To apply, you should download and complete either an application for restoration work or an application for feasibility study.

Further information on eligibility and guidance is available in our documents for applicants below.

Documents for 2018 applications:

Learn more about how to assess the health of peatlands using the Peatland Condition Assessment support tool

Guidance for Land Managers - Grazing Peatlands

Or discover more about peatlands in general, including their restoration, in the 15 minutes it takes to complete the Peatland Learning Module

Peatland Action videos, posters and leaflets

Bringing together peatland restoration know-how in a series of demonstration videos has been another big part of the project. See what practical lessons we’ve learned from setting up and running peatland projects across Scotland.

View the PeatlandACTION playlist on our YouTube channel.

Or download our informative posters:


Peatland carbon facts and figures

PeatlandACTION Restoring Scotland's peatlands


Get in touch to discuss your peatland restoration project proposal or to request Peatland Action project data.