Why should my company get involved?

The Opportunity 

SMEEF is designed to access NEW money for environmental enhancement, and we are reaching out to ALL the 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.
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 marine restoration grant pot. In 2022 we are also seeking support for our restoration and enhancement opportunities mapping work. 

SMEEF will provide your company with:

  • 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. Call now to discuss how your business can get involved.

Who has already donated to SMEEF?

Funding has been secured from a range of partners including the offshore renewable energy sector who have supported the early development of the Fund. New partners are continually being approached and added to the list of funders.

To date SMEEF has benefitted from voluntary donations from the following organisations.

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 to establish a sustainable rolling fund.

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

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