Arctic Connections Fund announced

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Monika Reichelt

This year The Scottish Government is supporting Scottish organisations to build new links with Arctic partners and communities and share knowledge on common issues. 

The fund supports initiatives including (but not limited to) seminars and conferences, hackathons and workshops, community learning opportunities and academic research. Projects that set the scene for longer-term initiatives are also eligible.

Scotland-based organisations can apply for a minimum of £1,000 and maximum of £10,000. The total available budget for the fund in the 2022-2023 financial year is £80,000. 

The Arctic Connections Fund was established in 2021 to help Scottish organisations and communities collaborate with partners in the Arctic. It promotes exchange of expertise on shared issues and stimulate cooperation around common ambitions.

Completed applications must be emailed to and must be received no later than 12:00 (midday) BST on 27 April 2022. An automated acknowledgement will be sent on receipt of applications.

Applications will be assessed using a competitive scoring process based on the criteria and priorities outlined below. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment in mid-June. Grant offer letters will be issued to successful applicants and feedback will be provided to those who were unsuccessful. Projects are expected to begin from 1 July and must be completed by 31 March 2023. Please note that a single grant payment will be made in arrears on completion of the project.

Visit the Scottish Government website for the full details about the initiative.