Funding

14 projects across the UK have been awarded £250,000 by The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) through their “Supporting Rural Communities” grants programme, supporting over 17,000 people in the British countryside.

Sharing Sensory Stories Authors Lab

The Scottish Book Trust are a national charity that has been bringing the benefits of reading and writing to everyone in Scotland since 1998. Each year they run 'Sharing Sensory Stories Authors Lab' and this year the lab is aimed at authors and storytellers with little to no previous experience in sensory storytelling.

The Rural Exchange provides an exciting new platform for people living and working across Scotland’s rural and island communities to have their voices heard in both research and policy-making.

Projects across the country to expand forests, restore habitats, protect threatened species and improve our resilience to climate change have been awarded a share of £7.6m from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.

 

Scottish Forestry have launched a consultation about the future of grant support for forestry.

Consultation is an essential part of the policymaking process. It gives the opportunity to consider opinions and expertise on a proposed area of work.

Rural-Urban Partnerships

This webinar will explore how stronger rural-urban partnerships can reinforce resilience in the face of future shocks and build a sustainable future. The three sessions will discuss:

Help with heating costs is on its way to around 400,000 people on low incomes through a new Scottish Government benefit, with the first payments processed this week.

More than £20m will be paid out over the course of February and March in Winter Heating Payments.

The Scottish Government will carefully consider proposals to support more women into entrepreneurship, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said following publication of a wide-ranging independent review.

Environmental organisations, community groups, land owners and farmers will be eligible to apply for a share of £1.8 million funding to help grow their nature projects.

Community projects tackling poverty and disadvantage will receive £27 million funding over the next three years.

Food pantries which help lower food bills and cost of living advice services are among the 100 initiatives developed by local people set to receive grants from the Investing in Communities Fund.

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