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What is it?

The Water Environment Fund provides funding to projects to help restore Scotland’s catchments from the source, down through rivers, lochs, floodplains, into the estuaries and out to sea.

The fund aims to restore Scotland’s catchments where historical activities have left them damaged, often resulting in water bodies being downgraded in the river basin management plan.

What does it fund?

Funding is available for projects designed to improve rivers, streams, lochs, wetland areas and coastal areas across Scotland.

Funding of £1 million is available annually. The fund is managed by SEPA, with support from Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission and Scottish Government.

How to apply

Details are available on the SEPA website.