Marine and fisheries grants

Information about the types of marine and fisheries grants you can apply for, types of projects that can be funded, how much money you can apply for and how to apply.


Marine Fund Scotland

The Marine Fund Scotland is now open for a second round of funding for capital projects only. A link to the guidance and submission portal can be found below. The deadline for this round is 14 September 2023. Read the guidance on Marine Fund Scotland 2023 to 2024. The guidance includes a risk, cashflow and Fair Work first template


Applications should be submitted on the Marine Scotland Funding Portal. This is a new IT system for submitting applications. There is step by step guidance to support you through registering and submitting an application.

There is no longer a requirement for a separate business case as this is now built into the system.


The third year of the Marine Fund Scotland delivers on Scotland’s Blue Economy Vision, published in 2022.

The funding can support eligible individuals, businesses, organisations and communities to deliver projects which contribute to an innovative and sustainable marine economy, reducing carbon emissions and supporting coastal communities.

Previous funding rounds

The first round of funding closed on 12 May 2023. The results of this round will be announced in due course.


General questions on the MFS can be submitted through the mailbox, email:

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