Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme

A competitive capital grant scheme is open to environmental groups, local authorities, charities, public bodies and landowners undertaking peat restoration projects in England. The objectives are to:

  • Reduce emissions from peat by nine megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents cumulatively by 2050.
  • Establish the process of restoring 35,000 hectares of degraded peat in England by March 2025.
  • Provide wider benefits such as improved ecosystems and biodiversity, better water quality, natural flood management, protection of historic environment features, and connecting people with nature.

Two types of grant are available:

  • Restoration Grant

These grants fund landscape scale restoration work on degraded peatlands. Applicants can normally apply for up to 75% of the total project costs. In exceptional cases, applicants can apply for up to 85% of the cost.

  • Discovery Grant

These grants support applicants to gather the information they will need to apply for a Restoration Grant in future rounds. Discovery Grants can cover up to 100% of funding.

Nature for Climate Peatland Grant Scheme – GOV.UK (