CSGN Development Fund

About the CSGN Development Fund 2019/2020


The 2019/2020 CSGN Development Fund is managed by the Green Action Trust, with funding provided by Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government Food and Drink division, Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage. It aids the development and implementation of projects delivering the Central Scotland Green Network on the ground.

Project Eligibility

All projects funded under the CSGN Development Fund must be located in the CSGN area. To see whether your project is located in the CSGN eligible area you can use the Forestry Commission Map Viewer. (Select Central Scotland Green Network from the boundaries folder in the Map Layers Menu at the right.)

Projects should fit broadly with the CSGN vision and with the priorities set out below. Projects that impact on more than one priority may be viewed more favourably, as will projects that focus on vacant and derelict land and/or disadvantaged communities.


  • Projects that deliver or lead to woodland creation, management or enhancement, especially for community use. Or
  • Projects with communities that help maintain previously funded CSGN capital investments in woodland infrastructure. Or;
  • WIAT projects comprising capital works that don’t have an FGS WIG Standard Cost.

Community Growing:

  • Formal or informal food growing projects with a focus on community lead activities or engaging local communities and encouraging the Good Food Nation ethos (that people in Scotland are able to buy, eat and serve food that is affordable, healthy and sustainable). Community Growing projects may apply for intervention rates of up to 75%.

Strategic Routes:

  • CSGN Strategic Routes maps below show the key opportunities that the fund will support in the following ways:

Active Travel:

  • Projects should focus on improving everyday walking and cycling journey’s passing through greenspace or countryside and associated green infrastructure, or should lead to the development of green networks. Projects should focus on capital delivery.

Some projects will impact on more than one funder’s priorities and may be viewed more favourably, as will projects that focus on NPF3 outcomes for vacant and derelict land and/or disadvantaged communities:

  • Vacant & Derelict Land – Greening (including temporary greening) of vacant or derelict land registered on the Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Register.
  • Disadvantaged Communities – Community growing, environmental or access improvements. These projects are likely to be located in or immediately adjacent to communities in the 15% most deprived datazones (nationally) according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Feasibility and project research:

Where your project is a feasibility project or research gathering please describe how your outputs will impact on delivery of the CSGN and within what time frame.

Application Form

Download the CSGN Development Fund application form here.

Deadline: 5.00pm on Monday 4 March 2019

Previous Projects Awarded Funding

You can read about each of the projects that received funding in our Project Archive.

In addition the following reports provide an annual overview of the funds.

Projects receiving development fund awards are selected in accordance with criteria set out for individual funding rounds. Please read the application form for the current project eligibility criteria. 

CSGN Development Fund 2019 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2018 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2017 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2016 - Awarded Projects  

CSGN Development Fund 2015 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2014 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2013 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2013 - Achievements

CSGN Development Fund 2012 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2012 - Achievements

CSGN Development Fund 2011 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2011 - Achievements

CSGN Development Fund 2010 - Awarded Projects

CSGN Development Fund 2010 - Achievements

Additionally, a selection of projects that have been successful in securing CSGN funding have been developed into case studies and might interest you if you are considering applying in future.

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