Funding

A new scheme aimed at promoting equality and providing more opportunities for women in Scottish agriculture has supported more than 750 trainees since its launch last year.

Community projects are set to receive up to £20 million over the next three years to continue supporting young people and communities most affected by crime.

Projects which aim to boost food security in Scotland and address the biodiversity and climate crises will benefit from a major Scottish Government funding programme.

Annual farm payment dates are to be brought forward to September, in an effort to support Scotland’s farmers with cash flow and the cost of living crisis. 

A £1 million Community Cycling Fund has been launched ahead of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships to support sustainable cycling projects and events across Scotland - deadline is 5pm on Monday 20th June.

A guaranteed annual winter heating benefit of £50 will be paid for the first time in February 2023 to around 400,000 low income households.

All local authorities, plus Scotland’s two National Parks, will receive a share of £6.5 million directly from the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Process Fund - the second stream of the £65 million annual Nature Restoration Fund.

An ambitious but realistic public spending framework has been published which outlines how more than £180 billion will be invested to deliver priorities for Scotland.

The Resource Spending Review, which is not a budget, outlines how the Scottish Government will focus public finances in the coming years to tackle child poverty, address the climate crisis, strengthen the public sector as Scotland recovers from Covid and grow a stronger, fairer and greener economy.

Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, and The Bridge Awards are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2022 Emerging Writer Award is Natalia Theodoridou, a fiction writer born in Greece, with roots in Russia, Georgia, and Turkey and based in the UK. 

Buglife Scotland’s exciting new project “Strathmore B-Lines – People & Pollinators in Strathmore” has been awarded a £176,366 funding grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund with match funding from The Gannochy Trust.

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