With COP26 coming to Scotland in November, now is the time to ‘Grab A Grant’ and take action to tackle the Global Climate Emergency at a local level.
After a difficult year, volunteers have been eager to scale-up or restart safe and structured environmental activities across Scotland. We have awarded over half of our 2021 Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants in under 2 months.
Thanks to funding from NatureScot, we are already supporting groups with green space improvements and habitat creation projects. New wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands and orchards are being planted or created to make space for Nature.
Our grants of up to £250 are available for volunteers to purchase plants, tools and materials. We also have a VERY limited number of grants at a higher level to assist projects where people with disabilities or defined health needs make up at least 50% of the volunteer numbers.
Anyone planning events in Autumn or Winter should apply soon to guarantee availability as grants are awarded on a ‘first come’ basis.
Successful 2021 Action Earth applicants include youth, disability & BAME projects. Activities are taking place in women’s refuges, hospitals, hospices, centres for people in recovery, sheltered and care housing, community sports areas and community gardens.
To register for an Action Earth grant visit: https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/project/action-earth/