Any group of volunteers can now apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.

This year we also have a limited number of enhanced grants of up to £500 for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. More details on eligibility for these enhanced grants is at: https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/app/uploads/2015/05/Action-Earth-Enhanced-Grants.docx.pdf

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

For all our grants, we prioritise applications from volunteer groups who :

  • Work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation
  • 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

Action Earth grant funding is provided by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Projects should take place between April and December 2018. Grants are allocated on a first-come basis so don’t delay – register today at https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/project/action-earth/

For more information contact Action Earth on:

E: Robert.henderson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

T: 0131 510 8372

W: volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth