Read the Scottish Government news release announcing Round 3.
Our Better Places Green Recovery Fund (Round 3) will support the on-going implementation of Scotland’s visitor management strategy, with a focus on the “boots on the ground” provision that made such a big difference for many communities and land managers last year. The scheme will provide support for the employment of seasonal rangers and visitor operations posts to engage with the public and help manage visitor numbers, pressures and behaviours during the coming 2022 season.
Up to £1.5 million has been allocated by Scottish Ministers for this round of funding, to be used to support seasonal posts that can be in place in June 2022. Local Authorities as well as community groups and NGOs will be able to apply.
The fund follows on from Round 1, launched in December 2020 to help communities and destinations develop plans for pro-active visitor management, and then Round 2 in 2021 which helped ensure that services and infrastructure where in place to manage visitor numbers and behaviours in nature 'hot spot' locations across Scotland.
If you have any queries on the fund, please email [email protected] in the first instance.