Learning and skills
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:
The countdown is on to Scotland’s national smallholding festival, which takes place at the Royal Highland Centre on Saturday 14th October 2023.
Nominations for Lantra Scotland’s 2024 ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) - which highlight the talents of people and organisations involved in the land-based and aquaculture sector - are now open.
Today sees the publication of two OECD reports focusing on Rural Innovation - the 'Enhancing Innovation in Rural Regions: Scotland (UK)' and the thematic publication 'Networks and Rural-Urban Linkages for Rural Innovation'.
GrowBiz, Scotland’s rural enterprise organisation, has helped provide a boost to the wellbeing of Perthshire business owners with a series of specialised mental health workshops delivered over the past twelve months.