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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


Funded by The Scottish Government, The Nature Restoration Fund encourages applicants with projects that restore wildlife and habitats on land and sea and address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

The Fund will support a mix of urban and rural-focused projects, such as improving greenspace for outdoor learning, green active travel routes, planting of wildlife corridors and natural flood management.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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When to apply

You can submit an expression of interest at any time. They recommend submitting your EOI well in advance on the deadline dates.

Application deadlines are 12 noon on:

  • 9 October 2023 for a decision in late December/early January
  • 29 January 2024 for a decision in late April/early May
  • 25 April 2024 for a decision in July
  • 12 August 2024 for a decision in November

Next deadline: 9 Oct 2023

How to apply

An expression of interest form can be found on the NatureScot website. Stage two is a full application if invited.

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Activites funded: Environment

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities Urban communities

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