In 2020 we launched the Sustainable Communities Fund, aimed at supporting local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast.
The fund is made up of two different programmes, with up to £750,000 of funds available over a three-year period.
One of the projects which we supported through the fund in its first year is an effort to manage watercourses and create hedgerows on our Applegirth Estate, encouraging greater biodiversity. Undertaken by our Farming Tenant, Andrew Jardine (pictured), the project received a grant of £20,000.
Other successful projects from the first round of applications include:
Community Capacity Grants
£40,000 for the development of a local energy vision and plan on Islay
£25,000 for feasibility work on local affordable housing in Moray
£12,000 for a study to support regeneration in Kirkcaldy town centre
£20,000 to support the creation of a nature walk and wildlife conservation area near Moffat
£15,900 to control invasive, non-native species in Spey Bay