Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

Deadline 26th March 2021

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) are offering grants to non-profit environmental groups, local authorities and businesses to stimulate private investment and mechanisms that improve and safeguard England’s domestic natural environment.

The scheme aims to stimulate private investment and market based mechanisms that improve and safeguard the natural environment by helping projects become investment ready. The intention is to establish a pipeline of projects for the private sector to invest in, and develop new funding models that can be replicated elsewhere.

Projects must protect or enhance the domestic natural environment in line with one or more of the Government’s 25 year environment plan goals in the context of the following natural capital asset types:

  • Urban or areas of transition from rural to urban land uses (peri-urban).
  • Enclosed farmland.
  • Mountain, moor and heathland.
  • Freshwaters and wetlands.
  • Woodland.
  • Coastal margins.
  • Marine.
  • Semi-natural grassland.

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