Forestry Commission Scotland has released details of the Central Scotland Green Network Development fund for 2012 -2013. Organisations can apply for part of the £750,000 available for projects which promote healthier lifestyles, regeneration and enterprise, and help to join up the network, especially in areas suffering from deprivation and dereliction.
For the first time organisations can now bid for three years of financial support, rather than one year as was the case previously. This new move will allow projects to plan for the longer-term and increase their impact on local environments.
Announcing the funding, Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Climate Change and the Environment said:
Over the past two years, the CSGN development fund has supported over 100 projects with £2.4 million.
Previous projects have been very wide ranging including community growing spaces on stalled development sites in Glasgow, an employability scheme for young people in woodlands at Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire, a plan to develop the Gartmorn Dam in Clackmannanshire into a green recreational hub and a community forest garden in Pilton.
For details of how to apply see the CSGN funding page