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Action Earth Grants
Created: 09/11/2022, Updated: 11/11/2022
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.