Community Grants Scheme
This Grants Scheme was started ten years ago under the Moray Firth LIFE Project. It is designed to help in a very practical way to take forward integrated coastal zone management at the local, community level and to encourage involvement by all sectors of the community.
The Scheme is aimed at local, not for profit groups such as community associations, youth groups, heritage and interest groups. Projects must relate to the management, interpretation, enjoyment or improvement of the Moray Firth and its natural environment, be of clear benefit to the local area and contribute to the local quality of life.
Since 2001, this annual Scheme (funded through Scottish Natural Heritage and other key partners) has paid out £102,000 in “seed corn” grants to 125 different community-led projects, enabling work valued at over £1million for the benefit of Moray Firth communities.
Grant Scheme Award Years: