Partick Community Growing Project

Due to unprecedented demand for Action Earth Grants we can only consider:

  • Projects in the more deprived areas of Scotland where there may be reduced local facilities and opportunities.
  • Local Nature Reserves (LNRs).
  • Projects which involve at least 35 volunteers and which make a substantial environmental impact.
  • Projects which involve groups of vulnerable people as volunteers.

We give two types of Grant.

Any project with volunteers taking action outdoors in Scotland can apply for one of our grants.

  1. Action Earth Awards from £50 to £250 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. 

  2. Local Nature Reserve Awards offer up to £500 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
  • Large pieces of equipment such as lawnmowers and power tools
  • Projects which involve pupils on school grounds during school hours 

Ready to apply?

To see details of what is needed when applying for a Action Earth Award please go to the Grant Application page.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the application process or are having problems contact Robert Henderson at the details below.