This just came in from Volunteering Matters Scotland and will be of interest to eco-congregations:
Our grants empower people in Scotland to take action and 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 areas, then we want to hear from you.
We can support you with easy-to access grants of between £50 to £500.
In 2016, over 8,100 volunteers participated in 173 Volunteering Matters Action Earth projects across Scotland, planting 13,360 trees, creating 557 new wildlife homes and working on land measuring almost 2 million squared metres.
This year we are especially keen to hear from volunteer groups who do any of the following:
- Work in areas of multiple deprivation
- Improve the health and social wellbeing of their local community
- Encourage and involve people under 26
Local Nature Reserve (LNR) grants of up to £500 are also available for volunteer activities taking place on LNR sites such as wildlife recording or protecting and enhancing biodiversity.
Volunteering Matters Action Earth is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
To discuss any project ideas contact Robert Henderson on 0131 622 7766