The Natural Heritage Grant Scheme is a grant scheme for businesses (including land managers), organisations and community or voluntary groups to help deliver the National Park Authority’s priorities of Conservation, Visitor Experience and Rural Development.
The main aims of the Scheme are to conserve and enhance the Park's natural heritage and to promote understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities.
The Scheme was originally developed through the National Park’s Land Use Initiative and funded by the National Park Authority and Scottish Natural Heritage from 2007 to March 2010, and solely by the National Park Authority thereafter.
So we can build on its previous successes, the National Park Authority are continuing the Natural Heritage Grant Scheme in 2015/2016, albeit with a limited budget. We are prioritising projects that will benefit the natural heritage or landscape of the Park, are able to be delivered during 2015/2016 (i.e. by March 2016) and are based on well-considered and thorough applications. These priority projects will either be practical, or planning or feasibility stages to help applicants prepare larger funding bids. We will continue to consider good quality applications for other types of project, but emphasise that our priorities are as above.
In all cases, we recommend that potential applicants make early contact with our Grant Scheme Administrator (contact details below). Prior to submitting an application, we may ask you to provide us with some basic information about your proposal (using the form below) so we can give you quick feedback on whether or not your project meets our priorities.
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Grant Scheme Administrator
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Tel: 01389 722675