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Claypits Local Nature Reserve

We are well on the way to our Learning Lessons event for organisations who have applied for Green Infrastructure Funding, staff from sister Strategic Interventions, partners from Scottish green infrastructure (GI) network, organisations that are potential applicants in future funding rounds.

As we move to the delivery phase of the Green Infrastructure project, opportunities are emerging to tell others about what we are doing, and in turn to learn from their experience. In May, we were pleased to be invited to attend a major conference in Essen organised by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Cyclists at Applecross Basin - Canal & North Gateway Project - Glasgow City Council and Scottish Canals

The Green Infrastructure Strategic Investment is a unique opportunity for SNH to create and improve green infrastructure on a major scale and to demonstrate how it can make a real difference to the lives of people in areas where it is most needed.

In 2017, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) awarded £5.8 million from its Green Infrastructure Fund to seven projects that will improve local green space in some of the most deprived, urban areas in Scotland. Match funding from other sources will result in a total investment of £19.6 million. Five of the seven new projects are in west Central Scotland at Possilpark, Easterhouse, Clydebank, Castlemilk & Fernhill, and Cardonald. The other two projects are at Middlefield in Aberdeen and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The projects were chosen because of their good green infrastructure design, their strong links to neighbouring communities and the range of benefits they will bring to the areas where they are based.

Derelict land in West Dunbartonshire

The Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention is part of the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Scotland programme and aims to bring transformative change to some of Scotland’s most deprived urban areas through funding the creation of multifunctional green infrastructure.

urban park on former industrial site.

Scottish Natural Heritage is giving organisations another opportunity to apply for funding for projects helping communities make the most of their local greenspaces.

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This morning, Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands announced that five projects across Scotland have been successful in their bids for finance from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support innovative hubs which facilitate the shift towards active or low carbon modes of travel and transportation.

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Cycling Scotland are welcoming applications to their Cycle Friendly Community Development Fund

The Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change network (ARCC) with the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers opened the Green Infrastructure Design Challenge for submissions on 26 April. Submission deadline 8 May.

 

With grants of £100,000 to £1million to support applicants in piloting new, more effective ways of collaborating, the Great Place Scheme includes everything from city-wide initiatives to smaller, rural schemes.

The Great Place Scheme will invest in 5 to 10 places across Scotland to achieve the following:

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Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund Round 2 - open for applications

Round 2 of the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund is now open for applications and will close on 3 April 2018.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
Urban Design with Nature Sharing Good Practice Event - 21 February 2018 - Battleby Conference Centre, Perth

Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage in partnership with ERZ Studio, WSP, and Glasgow City Council this free event is for urban planners, designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, contractors, engineers; house builders and social...

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Associate Feature: Greening the grey - why Scotland needs green infrastructure

Holyrood Magazine has published an article written by our Chairman, Mike Cantlay, setting out the importance of Green Infrastructure and the positive impact it can have on communities.  You can view it ...

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
The Adult Health and Social Care Crisis - Green Infrastructure as part of the solution

Rather than regarding green infrastructure as a burden on hard-pressed public finances, we should embrace it as an important part of an approach to sustainable healthcare, says Ben Williams.

Friday, November 24th, 2017