Environment

The FCC Scottish Action Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects which have community and environmental benefits.

It will consider applications for a wide range of projects eligible under the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF):

A project to gauge the impact of environmental and climate change on Scotland’s iconic wild salmon population has begun.

Numbers of wild Atlantic salmon returning to Scotland have declined over the last four decades by around 40%, impacting the conservation status of many rivers in the country.

A week-long programme of events and initiatives launched across the country this week to engage businesses, organisations and communities in Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency ahead of COP26.

The National Lottery's Together for our Planet Fund is offering £1,000 to £10,000 to support communities to take action on climate change.

Open to voluntary or community groups, projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:

First grants awarded from new £50 million fund.

More than £5 million from the new low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme, which aims to drive regeneration, enhance the environment and tackle climate change, will be shared among 10 schemes.

With just over 50 days to go until COP26 comes to Glasgow, details of Scotland’s COP26 community engagement programme have been announced.

The programme of climate change activity will engage communities in the journey to net zero and empower them to take action.

A project to manage hectares of land in and around St Andrews more sustainably will be led by the University of St Andrews to create rich, attractive places for people and wildlife to thrive.

Trees to Improve Your Farm Business

In this face-to-face, walk and talk event Iain and Marion McDonald of Ardoch and Threepland farms will be joined by Virginia Harden Scott, Woodland Creation Officer for Scottish Forestry and Dr Vicky West, UK Woodland Carbon Code Manager, Scottish Forestry, to talk about:

Leading Scotland safely out of the pandemic, urgently confronting climate change, driving a green, fair economic recovery, and boosting opportunities for children and young people are among the core priorities in this year’s Programme for Government (PfG), published today.

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