Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative (OMMRI): Harbour porpoise annual aggregation research projectFind out more
Marine mapping & modelling resources – phase 3Find out more
Seagrass germination pilot programmeFind out more
Net cutting collection & recycling pilot programmeFind out more
Marine Litter data collection and monitoring on Scottish IslandsFind out more
Young People at COAST, Youth Action PlanFind out more
Mapping & modelling resources – phase 2Find out more
North Ronaldsay Beach Plastic Recycling WardenFind out more
WDC Shorewatch Youth ProgrammeFind out more
Wester Ross native oyster restorationFind out more
Mapping & modelling resource for coastal communitiesFind out more
Coastal Ranger service – extensionFind out more
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 2023.
Application deadlines are:
- 9am, Monday, 13th February 2023
- 9am, Monday, 15th May 2023
- 9am, Monday, 18th September 2023