Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2017 Grants: Spring into Action and Grab A Grant!

Our grants empower people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering activities. If you are part of a group who are creating or improving community gardens or wildflower areas, ponds, woodlands or local green areas, then we want to hear from you. We can support you with easy-to access grants of between £50 to £500.

This year we will prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:

  • Work in areas where there is significant social or economic deprivation
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of their local community
  • Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

In 2016, over 8,100 volunteers participated in 173 Volunteering Matters Action Earth projects across Scotland, planting 13,360 trees, creating 557 new wildlife homes and working on land measuring almost 2 million square metres.

Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNR sites such as protecting and enhancing biodiversity or wildlife recording.

Volunteering Matters Action Earth is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)

To apply go to Volunteering matters and if you need any inspiration have a look at our Ideas and Links page.

To discuss any project ideas contact Robert Henderson or by telephone at 0131 622 7766