LIFE Nature and Biodiversity funding

This European Union funding stream provides support for environmental and nature conservation projects across the EU.

LIFE Action Grants fund projects across four themes:

  • Nature and Biodiversity
  • Climate Change Action
  • Environment and Resource Efficiency
  • Environmental Governance and Information

In Scotland, the LIFE Nature and Biodiversity strand supports large-scale projects (£2m+) that help to:

We help to coordinate LIFE Nature and Biodiversity funding applications on behalf of the Scottish Government.

How to apply for LIFE funding

Visit the European Commission website to find out about project categories and the 2017 call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants.

When you’re ready to apply, download and complete the relevant application package from this page.

You can submit a concept note to Scottish Natural Heritage at any time for feedback on a Nature and Biodiversity project’s viability.

All LIFE Action Grant applications for Nature and Biodiversity projects in Scotland should be sent to SNH. Email your application to:

For all other project types, visit the UK National Contact Point page on the Joint Nature Conservation Committee website.


LIFE Nature and Biodiversity in Scotland

UK LIFE National Contact Point
Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Scottish Government contact for LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Form A8