Funding

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are looking for feedback on public access funding.

SNH are reviewing public access funding under the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) for planning future funding options.

They're running a very short online survey that will only take a minute or so to complete. 

SNH want to hear feedback from farmers, landowners, tenants, crofters and agents.

Applications are currently being accepted for a third round of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund.

Public, community and third sector organisations can apply for a share of the £13.25 million of available ERDF and Scottish Government support to help deliver innovative active travel and low carbon transport hubs.

The MaaS (Mobility as a Service) Investment Fund is open for applications.

This fund aims to encourage people out of cars and onto the sustainable public transport network. 

Would you like to travel overseas to research a new idea?

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is currently accepting applications for Churchill Fellowships.

The fellowships offer an opportunity for anyone to research new ideas overseas and make change happen in their profession or community when the return.

The Woodland Crofts Partnership has recently been awarded £33,000 over two years to support and promote the development of woodland crofts.

The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP, when he attended the Nairn Show.

Sea fisheries and processing businesses are among those to share more than £5.6 million of funding from the eighth round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

The funding awards include £1.3 million for Seafood Scotland to help it maximise key export markets and £1.35 million for J K Thomson in Musselburgh to support the construction of a new processing factory.

Announcing the latest award, Rural Minister Mairi Gougeon said:

Two and a half years after a group of local people concerned that their village’s only pub was to be demolished formed ‘P.U.B’ (People United for Banton), the group are having their first monthly progress meetings with the contractors and design team working to turn the village’s aspirations into reality.

New Digital Maker Space opening in Strathearn

Culture Perth and Kinross are set to launch a new Digital Maker Space facility in Crieff this September. This exciting development will allow people from the area the chance to explore new technologies, share tools, equipment and other devices to invent, play and create. 

Grants are available to help small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland manage a wide range of Brexit impacts.

The Brexit Support Grant is funded by the Scottish Government and provides grants of a minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £4,000.

The grant can be used to:

With thanks to funding from the Lanarkshire LEADER programme, Lowther Hills Ski Club has achieved a key milestone in its development that will allow the social enterprise to grow visitor capacity and meet the recreational needs of local inhabitants both in winter and throughout the year.

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