Viewing tower at Dubh lochans on the blanket bog at Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund: Contacts and resources


The NCHF map of the Highlands and Islands identifies the areas covered by the fund.

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

Our information event presentation is available to download, alternatively you can view the presentation on YouTube

You can also download our Assessment and Scoring Guidance.

You can also download our NCHF Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance. When applying for funding, applicants need to summarise in the application form how they will monitor the implementation of their project. Where a project is awarded funding, we will expect a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to be prepared prior to the contract being signed by us.

How we can help?

The project team are happy to give advice to organisations interested in the Fund - email us at [email protected].

Contact us

Please contact us by email to [email protected]

Once your enquiry has been submitted, a member of the team will acknowledge your correspondence and respond, where required, within 2 working days.

Complaints and customer care

We're committed to providing you with an 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.