Fund title: Peatland Restoration Grants
Focus of fund/fund aims:
Capital grants for peatland restoration projects
20 November 2017
A £10 million grant scheme to restore England’s iconic peatlands has officially opened for bids.
Funding will be made available for schemes that restore upland and lowland peatlands, create habitats for vulnerable wildlife, reduce flood risk by slowing rain water flow and increase carbon capture.
Bids with the greatest potential for greenhouse gas mitigation and projects that deliver better value for money and maximise environmental benefits will be favoured. The scheme is for capital works and is open to everyone outside central government and their agencies. Funding will be available for three years from April 2018 as part of Defra’s £100 million of capital funding for direct investment in projects that support the natural environment.