What is SMEEF?
The Scottish Marine Environmental Enhancement Fund (SMEEF) is an innovative green finance vehicle that facilitates investment in marine and coastal restoration in Scotland. Through SMEEF users (and enthusiasts) of Scottish waters are able to voluntarily re-invest in the health and biodiversity of our seas by contributing to the Fund. The grants are then allocated on a competitive basis to restoration focused projects in Scotland.
The unique placement of the Fund, which is managed by a Steering Group comprised of representatives from the Scottish Government, Crown Estate Scotland and NatureScot, provides exceptional insight and assures robust governance and transparency.
Launched in May 2022, SMEEF has so far secured and distributed £3.2m to 45 restoration and enhancement projects in Scottish coasts and seas. You can find out more about our Contributors and their impact on our Impact Report.
If you have a grant enquiry please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SMEEF contributes to delivering the outcomes in the Scottish Government’s Blue Economy Vision. It adheres to the Principles for Responsible Investment in Natural Capital and is one of the nine pillars of the Nature Conservation £1 Billion Challenge and Route Map. SMEEF will also assist with the National Strategy for Economic Transition.