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.
European Structural and Investment Funds: Background
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 Natural and Cultural Heritage 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
European Structural Funds and Investment Funds; Publicity Toolkit
Claims & Finances
In this section you will find the guidance and templates required to submit claims, update your financial forecasts and receive payments.
NatureScot bank details form (editable PDF)
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.
NCHF Annual Post Project Report - please be aware that this report is required annually for 3 years from the date of your project's Final Report. Bespoke annual report templates for each of these years have been added to your “Templates – Guidance – Working and Final Documents” - Objective Connect Share File.
If you need to submit a change request you can find guidance and the Change Request form here.
This section contains guidance on procuring costs for your project.
(Please note that these documents are not owned by NatureScot and may not be fully accessible);
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.
Audit and Compliance
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