A multi-million pound fund to develop green spaces in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas has been announced.
The Green Infrastructure Fund supports projects such as new nature reserves, parks and green spaces in urban areas, benefitting communities across Scotland. The £8.25 million funding has been made available by the EU, and with match funding from partners, the total overall investment will be up to £20 million throughout the course of the programme.
The fund is looking to support projects that fall into the following categories:
- Benefit nature, biodiversity and ecosystems
- Address environmental quality, flooding and climate change
- Involve communities and increase participation
- Increase place attractiveness and competitiveness
- Improve health and wellbeing
Public sector and third sector organisations are eligible to apply. Requests for application forms must be made to the Green Infrastructure Team.
The closing date for Round 2 applications is Monday 31st October.
For further information, please visit the Green Infrastructure Scotland website.