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 applications for the 2024-25 financial year.  The deadline for applications to the first round of MFS for 2024-25 is 9 May 2024, please ensure you have your application and supporting documentation by this date. If there are funds remaining, after the first round is awarded, we will hold a further round later in the year.

The application and scheme guidance has been updated for the 2024-25 scheme, please read the guidance before making an application.  This year there is additional eligibility criteria in 2024-25 for applications from the fishing industry.

If you have any queries please email


Applications should be submitted on the Marine Scotland Funding Portal. This is a new IT system for submitting applications. 

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.



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

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