CSV Action Earth which aims to empower people in Scotland to make a positive difference to the quality of their lives has announced that it is running two grant schemes in 2015 which are looking to increase numbers of volunteers on locally based environmental projects.
These are the CSV Action Earth Awards which offer grants of £250 for projects who are providing or improving habitats for wildlife, enhancing local nature spots and getting communities volunteering together; and the CSV Local Nature Reserve Awards which offers grants of up to £500 exclusively for projects taking place on Local Nature Reserves (LNR).
To be eligible for funding the project site must be open and accessible to the general public. Exceptions may be made where a community site has limited access such as a Care Home or Hospital. School projects should generally be off the school site if possible. Where a project involves school or college students, they need to be seen to be volunteering in their own time, which essentially excludes any time spent on the project in school or college hours.
Grants will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.