Scotland - Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund
A limited number of grants are available for community projects in urban areas of Scotland which help people make better use of their local green spaces and play a more active role in how they are managed.
The Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund is part of Scottish Natural Heritage's Green Infrastructure project which is working to transform some of Scotland’s most deprived urban areas by developing and improving their green spaces.
The funding is for community projects which help people make better use of their local green spaces and play a more active role in how they are managed. It is expected that making better use of local green spaces will lead to inequalities in health and opportunity being reduced, and an increase in how people value and understand what nature does for them. Green infrastructure can also help people develop skills, have the confidence to seek and sustain jobs and feel more empowered to influence changes affecting their community.
The total budget for the two funding rounds is £500,000 and it is divided as follows:
- Round 1 - £190,000
- Round 2 - £310,000
To be eligible,:
- The total eligible project costs must be a minimum of £50,000 and a maximum of £120,000.
- The minimum threshold for grant is 10% of total project cost.
- The maximum threshold for grant is 40% for the Lowland and Uplands (LUPS) and 60% for projects in Highlands and Islands (H&I).
- The maximum grant that can be awarded is £48,000 for most of Scotland, and £72,000 in the Highlands and Islands.
There are two funding rounds:
- Round 1 has passed and information on projects which received funding through Round 1 can be found on the website.
- The deadline for Round 2 applications is 3 April 2018 (midnight). Decisions will be announced in May 2018.
All relevant documents, including guidance notes, FAQs, application form, financial summary can be found on the Green Infrastructure website.
If after reading the guidance notes, organisations think they are eligible to apply, they should send an email to be assigned a GICEF Support Officer.
For Further Details and Applications, please visit: https://www.greeninfrastructurescotland.scot/