SAIC: two live funding opportunities
16 April 2021There are currently two opportunities for funding available with more information available via the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) should you wish to apply, as they may be able to assist. Contact SAIC here.
Marine Fund Scotland
The EoI process for this fund is now open. An application form and necessary supporting documents must be submitted to the Scottish Ministers via the Maritime and Fisheries Fund (MFF) scheme management system. Grant-funded work must be complete by 31 March 2022. Aquaculture, seafood-related operations at Ports and Harbours, aspects of environmental protection, and improvement of the marine environment are among the areas that may be eligible for funding. The three agreed priorities are:
• Delivering a low-carbon blue economy that contributes to our climate change targets and helps sustain and enhance the natural capital in Scotland’s seas,
• Contributing to an innovative, globally competitive, sustainable blue economy with quality jobs and fair work for its participants,
• Fair and inclusive growth that maximises opportunities for people and communities in Scotland.
EoIs should be submitted to MFS@gov.scot – find the application form here
Horizon Europe | European Commission
Horizon Europe is the new EU research and innovation programme, and the largest transnational programme ever, which will have a budget of approximately €95.5 billion for 2021-2027. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and boosts competitiveness and growth. UK entities including universities, research centres, scientists, innovative businesses and industry will have full rights to participate in the first calls for proposals of Horizon Europe.
The Farm to Fork Strategy – part of the programme’s Pillar 2, Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment) – will receive €8.9bn. It is aimed at producers who deliver better climate and environmental results, move towards sustainable and resilient aquaculture systems, promote high animal welfare, explore alternative sources of protein for food and feed, increase seafood production, and reduce the environmental impact while adding economic value to the chain.
Eligible projects must be a consortium of minimum three independent legal entities, each established in a different EU Member State (MS) or associated countries, with at least one of them established in a MS.
• 2021 call: open 15 April 2021 – 1 Sept 2021
• 2022 call: open 28 October 2021 – 15 Feb 2022