Guidance for funding applicants - how to acknowledge our support for your project
How to acknowledge our support for your project
One of the Conditions of receiving funding from us is that you acknowledge our funding of your project during your Contract Period. This will be outlined in your Funding Offer. We may ask you to tell us how you will acknowledge our funding in your application.
1. What must I do to acknowledge your contribution?
NatureScot funded projects - you should use:
- Our NatureScot logo; and
- our funding support statement:
‘This project is supported by NatureScot’
2. How do I get the logos and brand guidelines?
You can download the NatureScot logo and brand guidelines from our web page: nature.scot/naturescot-brand.
There are different logo formats available. If you have any problems accessing the logo or need further advice on how to use it, please contact our Design staff by emailing [email protected].
3. Do I need to position the logo and support statement in a certain way?
Yes. This depends on what level of contribution we’ve made to your project.
|Logo and support statement position
|We are the greatest contributor
Our logo should appear to the left of any horizontal list
Our logo should appear at the top of any vertical list
|We are not the greatest contributor
|Our logo should appear in the list but in no particular order
4. Why do I need to use the logo and support statement?
The awards we make are from public funds. We want the public to know how and where our funding is being spent. By using our logo and support statement people can see that our funding has supported your project.
5. What are the consequences of not acknowledging our contribution?
Acknowledging our contribution to your project is a Condition of your Funding Contract with us. Failing to do so is a breach of Contract and may result in action to withdraw and/or reclaim our funding as per our Standard Terms and Conditions.
6. When and where to use the logo
If you receive funding from us, you must make sure that you acknowledge our funding wherever possible. This will depend on your project. The table below outlines examples of where and how you could do this.
How to use the logo and support statement
NatureScot’s blog: Scotland’s Nature
There are opportunities to write and submit a guest blog about your project. This could be arranged to launch the project, hitting milestones or when your project is complete.
NatureScot on X/Twitter: @NatureScot
Where possible please use our handle in any posts about your project and acknowledge our support. Use @NatureScot and we shall retweet where possible.
If posting about the project, please include @NatureScot to link to our page. We shall repost where possible.
If your project involves photography then please tag NatureScot in your posts using @NatureScot and we shall repost the best.
We can share any film footage about your project.
Publications – leaflets, booklets, guides, posters, DVDs or reports produced by or for your project.
Our logo and support statement must be present in all publications that your project produces.
Publicity materials and events – your project/organisation’s website or press and media releases about your project.
Our logo and support statement must be present in all publicity materials for your project.
Interpretation boards and signage – information or display panels and signage produced by or for your project.
Our logo and support statement must be present in all interpretation boards and signage for your project.
Site based projects – a building or outdoor space your project is taking place in or contributing to.
Our logo and support statement must have a prominent place during any site based work and we may ask for a permanent placement once your site based work is completed.
Staff post (directly funded by us) – in a job description or recruitment advert for a staff post.
Our logo and support statement must be present in any staff post-related documentation for posts we are directly funding.
7. Can I acknowledge your contribution in other ways too?
We welcome any other ideas you may have to acknowledge our funding for your project. You’ll need to agree this with us before you use them and we will need to approve any designs.
8. Improving our service to you
We hope you found this guidance helpful. Your feedback is important to us and will help us to further improve our funding information and the service we provide. If you have any comments then we’d like to hear from you.
Please send your comments to [email protected]. Thank you.