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Why should my company get involved?

The Opportunity 

SMEEF is designed to access NEW money for marine environmental enhancement. We are reaching out to ALL sectors, and their supply chains, who make use of, or have an interest in, the Scottish marine environment.

SMEEF presents an exciting opportunity for all: 

  • It is an opportunity to boost the health of our seas, enabling users benefiting from the rich natural marine resource to reinvest in the natural capital so important to them.
  • It is also a chance to support sustainable growth whilst demonstrating your commitment to healthier seas. 
  • And last, but not least, it is a way to build a stronger wellbeing economy for Scotland’s coastal communities and visitors by building community capacity to engage with habitat enhancement and improve resilience in the face of climate change.

As a donor you will be invited to be part of the Contributors’ Forum where you can discuss issues of relevance with fellow contributors and share your knowledge with SMEEF. We will also feature your logo on our website and reference you in our regular newsletters and in relevant media. You will receive regular updates on progress and we will also be happy to present to your key stakeholders about our work and what your donation is helping to achieve.

Two women doing a beach clean on a sunny day
Two mean on a boat conducting Oyster Reintroduction

Get Involved

SMEEF needs businesses to come forward and contribute to the grant pot. 

SMEEF will provide your company with:

  • Access to a trustworthy and transparent grant management programme,
  • Unparalleled expertise to drive the programme of restoration projects,
  • Capacity to make it happen. 

SMEEF is uniquely placed to ensure the greatest positive impact for nature and people. Get in touch now to discuss how your business can become involved.

SMEEF Grant Pot Builders

SMEEF would like to thank the following businesses who have helped to build the funding pot. We are deeply grateful for their donations and support for the funding programme. 

SMEEF Seed Funding

SMEEF would like to thank the following businesses who were able to contribute seed funding in order to get the programme established.

Core funding continues to be covered by Scottish Government Marine Scotland Directorate and Crown Estate Scotland. SMEEF is hosted by NatureScot. 

How much do different organisations pay into SMEEF?

The sizes of organisations involved with SMEEF vary considerably and operational issues, including COVID-19, mean their ability to pay into the Fund is also variable.  All donations to the fund are welcome with the aim of establishing a sustainable rolling fund.

Photos by ©Marine Conservation Society (Image 1-2) and ©Philip Prince/seawilding.org (Image 3)