Projects to help the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss by restoring Scotland’s natural environment on land and at sea are set to benefit from further funding this year.

The annual Nature Restoration Fund is open to projects that help Scotland's species, woodlands, rivers and seas back on the road to recovery, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of local communities, with at least £12.5 million available in 2022-23.

Habitat and species restoration, coastal and marine protection and eradication of invasive non-native species are among the types of projects that can apply for grants of up to £250,000.

The first round of the Scottish Government's Nature Restoration Fund was announced in July 2021 and 54 successful projects have been awarded funding.

Find out more about the Nature Restoration Fund and how to apply for this year’s funding on the NatureScot website