The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) supports the government’s goals in the 25 year environment plan, green finance strategy and 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution. It aims to stimulate private investment and market based mechanisms that improve and safeguard our domestic natural environment by helping projects get ready for investment.
The NEIRF is a competitive grants scheme providing grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to support the development of environmental projects in England that help achieve one or more natural environmental outcomes from the 25 year environment plan, have the ability to produce revenue from ecosystem services to attract and repay investment, and/or produce an investment model that can be scaled up and reproduced.
Proposals should focus on generating revenue from ecosystem services, rather than goods or commodities.
The deadline to apply is 3 February 2022.