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Green Infrastructure Grantee Resources

Information and Guidance for Grantees, and who to contact.


Grantee Resources

We have made available a number of downloadable guidance documents and templates to assist you in fulfilling the reporting requirements for your project.  Topics covered include Publicity, Claims and Procurement, Reporting, Change Requests and Monitoring & Evaluation.


Communications Toolkit (currently being updated - revised version available by early September 2020)

Claims and Reporting

ESIF National Rules on Eligibility of Expenditure

Claims guidance

Claim form template

Managing Authority single operation timesheet template and guidance

Procurement document checklist / aide memoire

Quarterly progress report template

Revised financial forecast template

Final report template (GIF)

Final report template (GICEF)

Annual Post Project Report (GICEF) - Please be aware that this is a read-only template and your Project & Funding Officer will prepare a bespoke annual report for you at the appropriate time for you to complete.

EU - procurement penalties - decision on setting out guidance for determining financial corrections

EU - procurement errors - clawback and penalties

EU - overview - procurement errors

NatureScot bank details form (editable PDF)

Change Requests

Change guidance and process

Change request form 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation guidance

Monitoring and Evaluation plan template

Equality Impact Assessment template

On-site survey template (pre-development)

On-site survey template (post-development)

Residents' Survey (pre-development)

Residents' Survey (post-development)

How we can help

You can contact us by email.  We aim to respond to all correspondence within 2 working days.

During the delivery period for the approved projects, our Project and Funding Officers will maintain on-going contact with grantees, fulfilling audit requirements and ultimately evaluating the outputs and results of the projects.

If you need advice from NatureScot about the natural heritage in relation to your project, or need a representative on a steering group, please contact your local NatureScot area office. The Green Infrastructure Fund team cannot provide this service but we encourage you to contact and work with our colleagues.

Complaints and customer care

We're committed to providing you with excellent service and your views and feedback are really important to us. If something goes wrong or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us so we can try to put things right for you. We welcome compliments as well.

For further information, please visit our customer care page.

For general background information on European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in Scotland, visit the Scottish Government's ESIF website and Scot Gov ESIF Twitter page

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