Volunteering Matters Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering.

Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmental activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds or woodlands.

They also offer Action Earth Enhanced Grants 2019 up to £500 for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs. Contact Robert Henderson on 07808 860356 or [email protected] if you wish to discuss eligibility and availability of this enhanced level grant.

Volunteering Matters will prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:

•       Work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation
•       Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
•       Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
•       Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

For more information, please visit https://volunteeringmatters.org.uk/project/action-earth