Green Infrastructure Grantee Resources
Information and Guidance for Grantees, and who to contact.
This page contains links to all the guidance documents and templates you will need during the delivery of, reporting of and claiming for your project.
The National Rules
These are the National Rules governing expenditure for the Scottish ERDF programme 2014-2020. They are published on the Scottish Government’s website and are regularly updated. It is your responsibility to ensure that your project is delivered in accordance with these rules.
This is specific to the Green Infrastructure Fund and Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund and has been put together by the team to help applicants and grantees ensure that their project expenditure is eligible. It will be updated when the need arises and we will let you know when there are updates you need to be aware of.
Communications and Branding
This contains guidance on all aspects of communications including compliance with ERDF requirements. It also contains links to all the logos you will need for your communications activities.
European Structural and Investment Funds Logo
Claims & Finances
In this section you’ll find the guidance and templates you will need to use to submit claims, update your financial forecasts and receive payments.
Quarterly Progress Report Template – please see Reporting section below
This section contains reporting forms for using during project delivery to complete quarterly reports, for your Final Report and to submit annual reports once your project has finished.
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.
This section contains guidance on procuring costs for your project.
If you need to submit a change request you can find guidance and the Change Request form here.
Audit and Compliance
Monitoring and Evaluation
You can find guidance on Monitoring and Evaluating your project in this section. There are also template surveys which you can use if you wish.
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.