Future Routes Fund

£20,000 awarded to projects that connect young people with nature

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 Future Routes Fund is for young people, by young people.

The fund is for projects run by 11-26-year olds and supports them to connect with nature and to make a positive impact on the environment in Scotland.

It was created by Scotland's youth biodiversity panel, ReRoute. The young people on the ReRoute panel developed the aims, outcomes and criteria for fund in collaboration with NatureScot and Young Scot. They designed it to be for the benefit of young people, easy to apply for, and they worked hard to encourage submissions from a wide range of young people, regardless of their level of interest in nature.

The Future Routes Fund was launched in 2018 as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People, with £100,000 available over five years for young people to deliver activities, projects and ideas which engage people with nature.

Recipients of the most recent round of Future Routes funding are:

  • Alnisa Meaan: Women together
  • Beehavin Project
  • Braes High Sensory Garden
  • Changing Lives – Loving Nature
  • Discovering Nature on My Doorstep
  • Mad Challenges & Pink Panthers Explorer Scout Unit
  • Kwood Youth
  • Let’s Go Galloway!
  • Natural Connection
  • Nature for John Muir
  • Team name TBC (Kevin Stone)
  • SLS
  • Ullapool Sea Savers
  • Youth Meet-Up Group
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