The Scottish Government’s £65 million Nature Restoration Fund has already awarded around £20 million to over 125 projects across the country since it opened. Managed by NatureScot, the fund supports projects to take practical steps to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss and to restore Scotland’s natural environment.

From 20 July 2023 NatureScot is accepting Expressions of Interest all year round for projects that will restore species and habitats, protect our marine and coastal areas, and eradicate invasive, non-native species.

Funding is available through two streams – the Helping Nature stream supports nature restoration projects with grants available of between £25,000 and £250,000 and the Transforming Nature stream is for landscape-scale projects with grants over £250,000.

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