The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.
Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.
The application process consists of two stages. Stage 1 must be completed before stage 2 and takes around 6 months. Stage 2 has a closing date of end of August 2020 effectively making the stage 1 closing date the end of February.
Successful applicants will clearly demonstrate that their project will help their local community to:
- achieve more sustainable economic, environmental and/or social development through ownership of land and buildings
- have a stronger role in and control over their own development
- own well managed, financially sustainable land and buildings.
You can find out more by visiting https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/scottish-land-fund