2019 Grants Now Available!
Any group of volunteers can now apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 grants of between £50 and £250, to run environmental activities in Scotland's green spaces. This includes enhancing local biodiversity by creating or improving habitats, community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands, urban greenspaces and other growing areas.
This year it also has a limited number of Enhanced Health grants of up to £500 for environmental projects that demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health and social needs.
Check its website for eligibility and availability of these enhanced grants.
Fifty percent of grants are for projects in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation. Applications are also prioritised from volunteer groups who do any of the following:
- Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
- Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
- Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation
Projects should take place between April 2019 and January 2020. Grants are allocated on a first-come basis, so don't delay – register today at www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth
Volunteering Matters Action Earth grant funding is provided by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
For more information, please contact Volunteering Matters Action Earth on:
T: 0131 510 8372