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Community Engagement Fund

The Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund is a £0.5 million ERDF fund which will deliver a minimum of 10 projects across Scotland that help urban communities engage with their local green infrastructure. It is aimed at projects that:

- will work with and support communities to better use, develop or plan their green infrastructure, - will complete by 31 December 2018, - have eligible budgets between £50,000 - £120,000, - will benefit urban areas with populations of more than 10,000. Projects that benefit areas of multiple deprivation will be given priority. The intervention rate is maximum 40% in LUPS or 50% in H&I. Projects will need to demonstrate where their match funding will come from before funding is awarded. We are now open for applications and will be organising open events and advice surgeries which you can attend to find out more about the fund. If you wish to apply, you must email us to request an Application Form or to be put in touch with one of our Project and Funding officers. The fund is open to public and third sector organisations. Once we’ve confirmed that your organisation is eligible to apply, we will send you a personalised form as soon as possible. If you are not sure whether you are eligible to apply please email us

The documents listed below form the Application Handbook and, once you receive your personalised Application Form, will help you complete your application to the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund. Until then we advise you to become familiar with the guidance. NB we are still finalising several guidance documents and they will appear here soon. Please keep checking this page for updates.

ESIF National Rules

To view the National Rules please follow this link to the Scottish Government website.  As these are frequently updated we would encourage you to check the website on a regular basis.

Project logic

A rationale needs to underpin your application and a logic needs to flow through it.  You might find it useful to consider this simple framework when putting your application together:

Project logic flow chart

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Community Engagement Fund Application Handbook


1         Blueprint for Green Infrastructure

2         Overview and summary

3         Policy background

4         Customer care statement

5         Glossary

6         Frequently Asked Questions


7         Application form (non-writeable)

8         Application form guidance

9         Assessment and selection procedure

10         Eligibility guidance

11         Horizontal themes

12         Communications toolkit

13         Community engagement guidance

14         Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

15         Risk management guidance

16         Audit and compliance guidance

17         Draft Heads of Terms for Delivery Agreements

18         Data and information management statement

19         Conflict and declaration of interests

20         Mapping Requirements and GIS Instructions


21         Grantee Claims –Claim Form & Overview

22         Grantee Claims - Checklists

23         Change guidance and process

24         Recommended file plan structure

25         Procurement aide memoire