Round 2 of the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund is now open for applications.
The fund aims to help deprived urban communities with populations of more than 10,000 make better use of their greenspace, or to develop their own ideas for how it could be improved. They are looking to fund projects which have a clear legacy and positive impacts which will be realised beyond the period of GICEF money being provided. These projects may be the first step towards further green infrastructure being developed, more extensive community engagement or complementary to wider plans and strategies for the community. Approaches could be art-based, citizen science, participation and activity, volunteering and skills development, nature and ecosystem based. The second round of this fund aims to fund at least 5 projects throughout Scotland. The next deadline date for applications is 03 April 2018.