Highlands and Islands Environment Foundation

HIEF Green Match Fund campaign

Highlands & Islands Environment Foundation will develop impactful nature-based solutions, working with local communities, donors and networks to restore and regenerate the area and help to solve the environmental challenges on their doorsteps.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC043026)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,200

Donations

37

Championed by Dulverton Trust

    Category

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

  • Often, when we are faced with environmental problems, there can be a real sense of pessimism as the scale can seem overwhelming. HIEF funding provides a unique opportunity for individuals, local groups and communities to do something proactively to tackle the environmental challenges facing them.

    — Hugh Raven, HIEF Chair

  • We are lucky to live in a country where our cities, towns and villages are surrounded by wild places. With the help of HIEF, this project aims to bring these wild places to the playgrounds of schoolchildren in the highlands, inspiring them to become the future guardians of our precious wildlife.

    — Tom Rawson, Project Lead for the Highland Primary Schools Birdbox Project

  • The Argyll Coast and Islands Hope Spot aims to inspire coastal communities throughout Scotland to appreciate the incredible life in the sea on their doorsteps. Thanks to HIEF, we will be able to show many more people that there is great value in protecting marine areas for the future.

    — John Aitchison, Chairperson of the Friends of the Sound of Jura & Hope Spot Champion

  • Many people are familiar with the stunning woodlands of our west coast but few know these woodlands are part of Scotland’s very own rainforest, a globally important but threatened habitat. With HIEF support, we will raise the rainforest profile to encourage people to address the threats it faces.

    — Julie Stoneman, Saving Scotland’s Rainforest Project Manager

Situation

The Highlands & Islands Environment Foundation has the sole aim of supporting community-based projects which will restore and regenerate the area's natural beauty, biodiversity and ecosystems, amid unprecedented wildlife and climate challenges.

Solution

Spanning almost half of Scotland, the area is famous for its rich biodiversity, rare flora and fauna, and intricate marine ecosystems, but there have been dramatic and alarming reductions in the numbers and varieties of plants and animals over recent decades. The Highlands & Islands Environment Foundation will support community-based projects which will restore and regenerate the area's natural beauty, biodiversity and ecosystems, amid unprecedented wildlife and climate challenges.