APPLICATIONS are being sought, to access funds to support ‘nature-based’ initiatives in Glasgow.
Says the city’s council, the funding is part of a project – currently being operated as a ‘pilot’ – that “will see nature-based businesses and organisations receive expert support to help their development and growth, creating more jobs in the ‘green economy’ and helping the city to meet net-zero targets”.
Adds the council (here), the pilot project – said to be a first for Scotland and called the ‘Nature-Based Accelerator Programme’ – is a “three-months, fully-funded (worth over £1,500 to each successful applicant) programme aimed at individuals, enterprises or community groups who have a business or social enterprise idea that uses nature directly or indirectly”.
The deadline for applications is the 21st of next month, with the project expected to widened to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) scheduled to be taking place in the city in November of this year.
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