Better Places Fund - Round 4 - visitor season 2023

Better Places Fund Round 4 is now closed to applications 

The Fund

Our Better Places Fund (Round 4) will support the on-going implementation of Scotland’s visitor management strategy, providing funding for season staff, the “boots on the ground” that make such a big difference for visitor experiences and for the many communities and land managers impacted by these pressures. 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 2023 season.

£900,000 has been allocated by Scottish Ministers for this round of funding, to be used to support seasonal posts that can start between 24 April and 30 June 2023, and end by 31 October 2023 (this end date has subsequently been revised to 30 September 2023).  Local Authorities as well as community groups and NGOs will be able to apply.

The fund follows on from the three previous rounds which first launched in 2020 to help communities and destinations develop pro-active approaches to visitor management in nature 'hot spot' locations across Scotland.

If you have any queries on the fund, please email [email protected] in the first instance.