Any group of volunteers can 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 environmental projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. Check our website for eligibility and availability of these enhanced grants.
Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNRs such as wildlife recording or protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
We prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:
• 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
Projects should take place between April and December 2018. Grants are allocated on a first-come basis so don’t delay – register today at volunteeringmatters.org.uk/actionearth
Action Earth grant funding is provided by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
For more information contact Action Earth at:
T: 0131 622 7766