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Peatland Action - Final Call for Restoration Applications

The last round of SNH's Peatland ACTION project is now open for grant applications with a closing date of 1st September 2014.

Potential applicants are reminded that restoration ground-work MUST be completed by 15 March 2015 at the latest. Given the tight time-scale for completion of works, combined with the approaching autumn-winter weather and reduced daylight, potential applicants need to be mindful of the challenges posed. Please be realistic about the type and scale of work that is feasible. We will not fund projects that can't guarantee completion by this date.

If you plan to submit an application, could you please register with Peatland ACTION by email (below), providing:

- Name of the project

- Likely level of funding to be requested and expected project cost

- Simple description of the type of work involved
  e.g. ditch blocking and scrub removal

If you want to discuss your application with a member of the Peatland ACTION team, please email peatlandaction@snh.gov.uk .

WHAT IS PEATLAND ACTION?
As lead advisor to the Scottish Government on peatland restoration Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) was allocated a further £5 million from the Green Stimulus Package external site   for spend in 2014/15. This is in addition to the £1.7 million received in 2012. SNH has made excellent progress in delivery of the project - re-named 'Peatland Action' - which aims to:

Scottish Natural Heritage is administering Peatland Action project funding with the aim of storing and sequestering carbon through the restoration of peatland. The project contributes to the objectives of Scotland's National Peatland Plan , currently under consultation led by Scottish Natural Heritage with a wide group of stakeholders.

 (Blanket bog) (Lorne Gill) - Blanket bog,. © Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

National Peatland Plan

Scotland's National Peatland Plan Consultation : working for the future

Volunteers blocking a ditch on the edge of the raised bog at Flanders Moss NNR. ©Ian White/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Information for applicants

Further information for applicants

Bog Cotton. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458541 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

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