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Volunteering Matters Action Earth

Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants are available to help local communities to respond to climate change. Funded by NatureScot, these grants will support volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in practical outdoor activities.

Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands or other wildlife habitats.

Activities that can be funded include:

  • The project must involve practical outdoor activity by volunteers in Scotland. They should make improvements to local green spaces – planting projects, wildlife habitat creation etc.
  • A minimum of 15 volunteers must be involved in the project, each giving at least 5 hours of volunteering time
  • Sites to be worked on must be accessible to the general public
  • Plants, tools, materials and volunteer expenses can be claimed. You MUST use non-peat compost if this is one of your purchases and our strong recommendation is to plant native species only.

Further information about this grant, can be found here –