Volunteering Matters - Action Earth Grant Awards

This easy to access environmental grant scheme for Scotland supports communities to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss. These nature grants of up to £250 are aimed at groups who support and encourage volunteer activity in Scotland's green spaces through practical environmental projects for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Priority is given to applications from volunteer groups who:

• 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; and
• encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation. 

Applications that make a major environmental impact or involve mass participation are also considered. Any group of volunteers can apply for one of our 150 Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. Please note that we cannot fund activities that are primarily about food production or projects that take place on school grounds. 

Projects must be completed by 31 January 2023.

Volunteering Matters Action Earth grant funding is provided by Nature Scot.

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