Scottish Natural Heritage has launched a new fund for #YCW2020 – Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund – which creates new opportunities for communities to connect with their coasts, seas and freshwaters. The fund offers grants (£2,000  £10,000) to help community groups participate in and celebrate #YCW2020 in their own way.

Applications are invited for a wide range of imaginative projects relating to our coasts and waters – projects might include, for example, plans for restoring habitats, carrying out local surveys or promoting and celebrating your local environment or wildlife. Scottish Natural Heritage want these projects to make a lasting difference to Scotland, so they should leave a legacy from the year – for example through improved skills and knowledge, or the creation of a resource for the local community.

Nature Reserve Travel Grants of up to £500 are also available to allow groups of young people to connect with our coasts and waters by visiting one of Scotland’s many stunning national or local nature reserves.

The fund will open for applications between 7 January and 28 February 2020. All projects must take place between April and December 2020. 

So why not Plunge In?!  Get involved, be creative, help your local environment and wildlife, and care for your local coasts and waters.

For any enquiries, contact [email protected]

Information for applicants and application forms are available here.