- 26 Apr 2021
Grant funding is available under the Marine Fund Scotland (MFS) programme, which is only available for financial year 2021 to 2022. Grant funded work must be completed by 31 March 2022.
Each application will be assessed for eligibility to confirm that the proposed project falls within the scope of the Scottish Ministers’ legislative grant-making powers being relied upon.
The MFS budget is limited, and priority will be given to eligible applications of the highest quality. Quality will be assessed against the three main pillars of the fund:
1. Agreed priorities for Scotland’s marine economy, which are
2. Supported by measurable outcomes, which are in turn delivered by
3. Clearly identified activities.
There are three agreed priorities which are based on evidence around market failures and the current weaknesses and opportunities in the blue economy.
- delivering a low carbon blue economy which contributes to our climate change targets and helps sustain and enhance the natural capital in Scotland’s seas
- contributing to an innovative, globally competitive, sustainable blue economy with quality jobs and fair work for its participants
- fair and inclusive growth that maximises opportunities for people and communities in Scotland
These proposed priorities will deliver on Scotland’s National Outcomes 2 , a green recovery from COVID-19 and resilience building to support the transition after EU Exit
Marine Scotland Grants team
Spur X1, Rm 11
Telephone: 0300 244 4000