Nature funding supports 31 Scots projects

THIRTY-one projects in Scotland have been awarded funding to expand forests, restore habitats and protect threatened species – from the latest round of a £65m fund operated by the Scottish Government.

Since its launch in July two years ago, the Nature Restoration Fund has awarded around £17 million to 127 projects across Scotland, through its Helping Nature and Transforming Nature funding streams.

Aiming also to address the climate challenge, this round (totalling £7.6m) is focussed on supporting large-scale projects with grants of more than £250,000, including multi-year projects that run up to 2026.

Says the government agency, NatureScot, here: “One of the large-scale projects being awarded funding is the Arkaig Landscape Restoration Partnership: three neighbouring landowners – Woodland Trust Scotland, Arkaig Community Forest, and Achnacarry Estate – have been awarded almost £1.25 million over three years to restore a large area of Scotland’s rainforest at Loch Arkaig, near Spean Bridge”

The sixth of next month is the deadline for expressions of interest (here) re ‘smaller projects’, seeking funding between £25,000 and £250,000.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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