'Nature Play', Edinburgh, teaching about plants, insects, wildlife and food production.
We give two types of Grant.
Any project with volunteers taking action outdoors in Scotland can apply for one of our grants.
CSV Action Earth Awards
are available to groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities. This could include improving ponds, woodlands, meadows and other green spaces to make them more wildlife friendly. Create new habitats by planting nectar-rich flowers, fruit-bearing trees or shrubs.
CSV Local Nature Reserve Awards
offer up to
for activities taking place on LNRs which encourage volunteer involvement and bring new volunteers onto the reserve. Activities could involve wildlife recording and education, raising profile of the site and protecting and enhancing biodiversity. We will prioritise applications from community or ‘Friends of’ groups. Events should involve the local Ranger Service or LNR Managers.
Your group can submit one application for each type of grant. Projects pay costs upfront and then claim back from us by sending in itemised receipts and feedback forms.
You must submit your feedback and grant claim form within 4 weeks of your project end date
We also ask you to send a press release to local media (help available) and supply us with no more than 5 photographs of your event.
What we fund:
- Projects taking place in Scotland involving practical outdoor activity
- At least 15 volunteers must give a minimum of 5 hours each
- Tools, materials and volunteers expenses
- Work on sites that are accessible to the general public (let us know if your site has any restrictions we should be aware of)
What we cannot fund:
- Fuel costs, staff time or wages
- Projects which involve pupils on school grounds or during school hours
Ready to apply?
To see details of what is needed when applying for a CSV Action Earth Award please go to the
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the application process or are having problems contact Robert Henderson at the details below.