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 and application form below.

Please note that the fund is only open to full 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


Participatory workshops to formulate a community climate crisis action plan

Participatory Updating of Marine Reserve Codes of Practice

Partnership Production of an Environmental Report and Conservation Plan

Skills development: Fundraising for community groups

Skills development: Community campaigning and political strategy

Hydrodynamic modelling of the dispersion of sea lice larvae in the Firth of Clyde

Volunteer management and governance support and citizen science development

Zoom subscription for training sessions, board meetings and engagement


Native oyster monitoring and biodiversity surveying training module development and delivery with volunteers at Loch Craignish

Lochaline native oyster restoration project

The Forthline Project

The Aquaculture Community Support Project and Website