Action Earth programme in Scotland empowers people to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering.
Run in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, groups of volunteers can apply for grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities that will protect Scotland’s green spaces.
Grants of up to £500 are also available for activities taking place on Local Nature Reserves such as wildlife recording and protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
WHAT GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Any project with volunteers taking action outdoors in Scotland can apply for one of our grants.
– Action Earth Awards from £50 to £250 are available to groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities. This could include improving ponds, woodlands and other green spaces.
– Local Nature Reserve Awards offer up to £500 for activities taking place on Local Nature Reserves which encourage volunteer involvement and bring new volunteers onto the reserve.
What type of activities qualify for a grant?
– Projects taking place in Scotland involving practical outdoor activity
– Improvements to green spaces, planting and habitat creation
– At least 15 volunteers must give a minimum of 5 hours each
– Tools, materials and volunteers expenses
– Work on sites that are accessible to the general public