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Get Ready for Autumn and Grab A Grant!

Action EarthIf you are thinking of creating or improving a local green space  for Autumn or want to create habitats for wildlife over winter, then apply now for a Volunteering Matters Action Earth grant.

The Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2017 grants empower people in Scotland to take action to improve their local environment through volunteering activities.  If you are part of a group who are creating or improving community gardens or wildflower areas, ponds, woodlands or local green spaces, then they want to hear from you. They can support you with easy-to access grants of between £50 to £500.

This year half of awards will go to projects in the 20% most deprived areas of Scotland.  They will also consider applications that make major environmental impact or involve mass participation.

Priority will go to applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following: 

  • ) Work to improve areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation 
  • ) Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
  • )  Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
  • )Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

In 2016, over 8,100 volunteers participated in Volunteering Matters Action Earth projects across Scotland, planting 13,360 trees, creating 557 new wildlife homes and working on land measuring almost 2 million square metres. 

Volunteering Matters Action Earth is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

To apply go to and if you need any inspiration have a look at our Ideas and Links page.  


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