A new fund is being developed to support marine environmental enhancement in Scotland. Voluntary donations from marine users and individuals will provide grants to enhance the natural capital of our seas and coasts. Launch of the fund is anticipated for late summer 2021.
Peatland ACTION is the project helping to restore damaged peatlands in support of Scotland’s Climate Change Plan outcomes with funding provided by the Scottish Government.
Funding has been expanded to include peatland restoration projects over multiple years.
The Future Routes Fund is for young people, by young people.
The fund aims to help young people to improve their local environment, increase their knowledge and understanding of Scottish biodiversity, and to provide more opportunities for them to connect with nature.
The Community Marine Monitoring Equipment Fund is a dedicated fund aimed specifically at supporting community and local groups with the purchase of marine survey equipment to participate in community-led marine biodiversity surveys and monitoring.
Rural Funding and Support
Scotland’s coastlines and waters are a special place for marine habitats and wildlife. The Community-led Marine Biodiversity Monitoring Project encourages everyone to get involved in the survey and monitoring of marine life in their local waters.
Species on the Edge is a partnership of NatureScot and seven nature conservation charities, all dedicated to improving the fortunes of 40 priority species found along Scotland's coast and islands.
We work with communities, local initiatives and land managers to tackle species recovery work.