To see a map of HIEF supported projects click here
Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust – Plock pilotFind out more
Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust – Kyle of Sutherland Community Tree NurseryFind out more
Sylvestris: Moray farm clusterFind out more
Rewilding Ardura community woodland projectFind out more
Lower plants specialist – year 2Find out more
RSPB Scotland Abernethy Community Woodland RangersFind out more
Highland Primary Schools Birdboxes – year 2Find out more
West Loch Ness Farm ClusterFind out more
Highland Primary Schools Birdbox projectFind out more
Saving Scotland’s RainforestFind out more
Lower plants specialist postFind out more
HIEF Supported Projects
Grant criteria Overview
WHO: Local non-profit organisations, associations, clubs or unions, social cooperative enterprises and/or other local bodies, including research centres, are strongly encouraged to apply for grants.
Non-local applicants already active in the area, or experts, may also be eligible for grants and strategic partnerships, if they prove that they can offer capacity building to the locals and/or tangible impact through their work on the ground.
All applicants must display strong and effective leadership and emphasise an integrated, bottom-up approach, consulting with, mobilising and involving local communities and demonstrating positive community impact.
WHAT: Applications for funding from the HIEF should fit into one of the Foundation’s key areas of interest and demonstrate clear, measurable environmental impact.
The proposed projects shall be clear and compelling, with the objective to create measurable and sustainable long-term results, build capacity and encourage participation by the local society.
Ideally, the proposed activities shall be sufficiently visible to leverage additional support from other funding sources.
WHERE: The HIEF will support projects throughout the Scottish highlands and islands. Projects with opportunities for replicability, to amplify their impact, will be prioritised.
When to apply
Applications for grants will be accepted in three periods in 2024.
Application deadlines are:
- 9am, Monday, 12th February 2024
- 9am, Monday, 22nd April 2024
- 9am, Monday, 14th October 2024