CSGN Orchards Grant Scheme

Purpose of the Fund (Deadline for applications - 9am Monday, 29 September 2014)

The CSGN Orchard Grant aims to provide funding for landowners, land managers, communities or other organisations to establish, manage and use small scale orchards, and to help with managing existing traditional orchards.

The scheme is administered by Forth Environment Link and funded by the CSGN Development Fund, in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Eligibility For Funding Round

The Central Scotland Green Network Orchard Grant Scheme 2014 / 2015 is open to all groups and individuals in the Central Scotland Green Network area, as long as they can demonstrate wider community involvement in the design, creation and management of the project, and can provide evidence of landowner approval.

Fund Amount Available

Grants of between £100 and £500 are available for designing and creating new orchards, managing traditional or other existing orchards, enhancing orchard biodiversity, and developing orchards as a learning ground.

Up to 100% of project funding is available, although applicants are encouraged to find match-funding from other sources either in cash, or in-kind.

How to Apply

For the application form and more information please visit the Forth Valley's Orchards website.

Grant Scheme Timetable

Deadline for applications - 9am Monday, 29 September 2014

Successful applicants notified - week starting Monday, 13 October 2014

Deadline for project completion, and grant claim including receipts & reports submitted - Monday, 9 February 2014

Need Help?

If you need help with your application, please contact the Project Support Officer at Forth Valley Orchards’ Initiative, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01786 449215.