The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets.
Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by the The National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offers grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.
Successful applicants will clearly demonstrate that their project will help their local community to:
•Achieve more sustainable economic, environmental and/or social development through ownership of land and buildings
•Have a stronger role in and control over their own development
•Own well managed, financially sustainable land and buildings
Applicants will have the opportunity to test out and develop their ideas with support from a Scottish Land Fund Adviser from H&IE
The Scottish Land Fund is open to organisations in both urban and rural Scotland which are community-led, community-controlled, and defined by a geographic area.
Applicants can be from one of a wide range of representative community bodies, including voluntary organisations, social enterprises or community councils.
You can apply for grants between £10,000 and £1 million to fund the purchase of land or land assets. You can also request some revenue funding to help with the cost of developing your proposal or initial running costs of your project after acquisition.
How to apply
Contact National Lottery Community Fund : Scottish Land Fund using the details below
0300 123 7110