We are well on the way to our Learning Lessons event for organisations who have applied for Green Infrastructure Funding, staff from sister Strategic Interventions, partners from Scottish green infrastructure (GI) network, organisations that are potential applicants in future funding rounds.

As we move to the delivery phase of the Green Infrastructure project, opportunities are emerging to tell others about what we are doing, and in turn to learn from their experience. In May, we were pleased to be invited to attend a major conference in Essen organised by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

The Green Infrastructure Strategic Investment is a unique opportunity for SNH to create and improve green infrastructure on a major scale and to demonstrate how it can make a real difference to the lives of people in areas where it is most needed.

The Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention is part of the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Scotland programme and aims to bring transformative change to some of Scotland’s most deprived urban areas through funding the creation of multifunctional green infrastructure.

Scottish Natural Heritage is giving organisations another opportunity to apply for funding for projects helping communities make the most of their local greenspaces.

This morning, Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands announced that five projects across Scotland have been successful in their bids for finance from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support innovative hubs which facilitate the shift towards active or low carbon modes of travel and transportation.

Cycling Scotland are welcoming applications to their Cycle Friendly Community Development Fund

The Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change network (ARCC) with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers opened the Green Infrastructure Design Challenge for submissions on 26 April. Submission deadline 8 May.

 

With grants of £100,000 to £1million to support applicants in piloting new, more effective ways of collaborating, the Great Place Scheme includes everything from city-wide initiatives to smaller, rural schemes.

The Great Place Scheme will invest in 5 to 10 places across Scotland to achieve the following:

Round 1 of the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund has now closed - 7 applications were received and are now being assessed. We plan to run a second round later this year. Further details will be confirmed in due course. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please email us