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How we plan and fund our work

As described in 'What we do', the work of SNH towards the care and promotion of Scotland's natural heritage is very diverse. It requires careful planning to help ensure that priority outcomes are achieved, timescales for delivery met, and within our available budget. SNH produces both a three-year Corporate Plan and a one-year Business Plan to plan our work and expenditure, described in the link below. Our work is structured into four interdependent 'Portfolios', each of which has its own outcomes and measures of success and key deliverables which combine to fulfill SNH's objectives.

SNH receives the majority of its funding from the Scottish Government in the form of Grant-in-Aid. The level of funding, subject to an annual adjustment, is normally agreed over a three year period. This allows the organisation to plan ahead and allocate resources accordingly. The link below gives further information on how SNH is funded and how this budget is allocated and managed.

This framework document  PDF document sets out the broad framework within which SNH will operate and defines key roles and responsibilities which underpin the relationship between SNH and Scottish Government.

Corporate Plan cover 2015-18. İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Planning our work

How we plan our work using our Corporate Plan and Business Plan

Public footpath at Mortonhall estate near Edinburgh. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Funding our work

Details of SNH's funding and how our budget is allocated

SNH HQ, Inverness. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Organisational structure

This shows how SNH is organised into three Directorates and how each is each split into a number of Management Units.


Related Links

Annual report and accounts

Annual report and accounts

Find out about our past funding, spend and performance.



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