Community Support Fund


The Community Support Fund is a dedicated small grant fund operated by Fauna & Flora International to support member groups of the Coastal Communities Network. The grant fund has been established to enable groups to meet specific locally-determined goals and outcomes, with the overall aim of progressing local biodiversity conservation or group development.

Grants can be sought by Network members for discrete projects, to build the capacity or governance of a group, or to support learning and development. To find out more, or to make an application, access the criteria document and application form below.

Please note that the fund is only open to current community group members of the Coastal Communities Network.

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Successful Projects


MPA Citizen Science Pilot Project

Publicity and promotion of the first Scottish Mission Blue Hope Spot, the Argyll Coast and Islands

Website Development and Community Outreach Support

Boat and Shore Community Marine Surveys

Producing MPA guides and posters for community participation in MPA compliance


Ranger-led Volunteer Boat Surveys

Participatory Updating of Marine Reserve Codes of Practice

Partnership Production of an Environmental Report and Conservation Plan for the Isle of Carna and Surrounding Waters