Crown Estate Scotland aims to generate lasting value for Scotland by investing in property, natural resources, and people. That's why they have introduced the Sustainable Communities Fund to support local regeneration and sustainable development.
The fund comprises of two grants, an Environment Grants Programme for tenants on the Scottish Crown Estate and the Community Capacity Grants Programme. Foundation Scotland will be administering the Community Capacity Grants Programme, which provides early-stage financial support for community enterprise projects that contribute to local regeneration and sustainable development. Awards of between £10,000 to £50,000 for a one year period will be made through this programme.
The fund is open to all communities that are situated in the following areas:
- up to 5 miles from coastal and estuarine foreshore in Scotland; or
- up to 5 miles from the Scottish Crown Estate’s four rural estates (Glenlivet, Fochabers, Whitehills and Applegirth).
Applicants are invited to submit a short online proposal outlining the project they are seeking funds for. The deadline for submission of these is 12 noon on 12th October 2020. Find out more about the application process on Foundation Scotland's website.