The Scottish Government and NatureScot, working in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with the support of the Green Finance Institute, have announced a second round of a grant scheme to support projects that shape and grow the use of private investment and market-based mechanisms to finance the restoration of Scotland’s nature.

Scottish farming and crofting families who have been severely hit by October’s extreme weather events are being encouraged to contact RSABI to apply for support via a Flooding Crisis Fund to support those who were most affected.

RSABI, the charity which provides practical, emotional and financial support to people in Scottish agriculture, is offering payments of up to £1000 per farming family business for those who experienced greatest loss as a result of the extreme rainfall and flooding.

Succession Planning: Building a Stronger Crofting Future

 Crofters and the wider community are invited to attend an informal drop-in session where Commission staff and support organisations will be on hand to offer support. The first session will be held on Monday 6th of November from 5-8pm in Lochinver Village Hall

Strategic investment to help create thousands of green jobs and deliver the full economic potential of offshore renewables projects is to be delivered over the next five years.

Up to £500 million will leverage private investment in ports, manufacturing and assembly work to support major supply chain opportunities to Scotland, the First Minister has announced.

Managed by NatureScot, the Helping Nature fund is an element of the Scottish Government’s flagship £65 million Nature Restoration Fund.

The fund supports practical nature restoration projects with grants of £25,000 to £250,000. In this latest round of awards, 27 projects have been offered grants totalling £4.1 million.

Projects offered Helping Nature funding include:

Tea and Trees with Crofters

Join the Integrating Trees Network for an  online event, Tea and Trees with Crofters, on Thursday 16th November 2023 at 6pm. 

Action to Protect Rural Scotland (ARPS) Winter Webinar Series

Action to Protect Rural Scotland (APRS) is Scotland’s longest established environmental charity being founded in 1926 to protect Scotland’s world renowned landscapes and the amenity of the countryside.

Communities, Climate and Artificial Intelligence - Forum with AI Alliance

How will advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) impact the climate crisis?

Join the Scottish AI Alliance at this online community forum, open to all, to explore how AI is being used to combat the climate crisis and how Scotland can work towards an AI-powered future based on trust, ethics and inclusion. 

Recently, few topics have captured public attention and imagination quite like AI.

Paths for All's Expert Lecture

At a critical time for the health of both our population and our planet, making Scotland a walking nation is more important than ever.

Communities and organisations are being invited to submit their proposals to become Scotland’s next National Park.

A key commitment in the Bute House Agreement is to designate at least one new National Park in Scotland by 2026, to bring positive benefits for the environment and economy.