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  • Action Earth Grants

    Created: 09/11/2022, Updated: 11/11/2022
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    In 2022, Volunteering Matters Action Earth will be offering grants to help local communities to respond to our nature and climate crises. Funded by NatureScot, these nature grants support volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in practical outdoor activities.

    Who can apply

    Any group of volunteers are able to apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth nature grants of between £50 and £250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Activities should emphasize local nature enrichment and biodiversity improvements. This could include creating or improving community gardens, shared spaces, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands and other wildlife habitats. We cannot support applications for activities which are primarily about food growing.

    Funders will prioritise applications from volunteer groups that do any of the following:

    • Work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation
    • Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
    • Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
    • Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

    Funders welcome applications that make major environmental impacts and/or involve mass participation.

    How to apply 

    For more information/to apply, please click here.

    When to apply

    Projects must be completed by 31 January 2023.

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