The Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund (NRF) is now accepting applications from community groups and organisations across the Highlands.
The fund provides grants to support projects that will improve biodiversity, protect wildlife, and tackle the causes of climate change. Over the past two years, the Highland Council has awarded over £425,000 to 50 community projects through the NRF. These projects have included the creation of new wildflower meadows, local tree planting initiatives, wetland creation, and the removal of invasive species. This year, the total value of nature restoration funding for local authorities is £10 million. The Scottish Government has also provided an additional £5 million of capital funding to establish ‘Nature Networks’, which will better connect areas for nature.
The closing date for applications is the 22 January 2024.