Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust (FCCT) have a mission to connect environment and people. We aim to achieve this by creating a healthier environment that supports wellbeing and sustains the balance between people and the natural world.

We believe that supporting the transition to regenerative systems that benefit nature, people, and the economy will allow us to tackle environmental and social crises at the local and regional level.

We build partnerships and seek funding to deliver conservation action on the ground to support Fife’s biodiversity and address the climate and nature emergencies.

We drive strategic environmental conservation efforts across Fife through the development of local and regional policy and procedures, as well as engaging directly in conservation activities.

We co-host the NFCA, so that we can both keep abreast of the latest UK-wide trends and opportunities related to emerging Nature Investment market standards and to play our part in championing a holistic and reliable approach to natural capital project development across Fife, Scotland the UK. We are also working with colleagues at the NFCA to develop Nature Finance Fife.

Nature Finance Fife (NFF) is a flexible, integrated, and financially viable organisational structure that supports the preservation and enhancement of natural resources in water catchment areas, while providing tangible benefits to landowners, communities, and investors.

The vision for NFF is to:

  • Establish a network of healthy rivers that collect, channel and transport life-supporting water through the landscape and into the seascape.
  • Facilitate a just transition to sustainable and regenerative systems across Fife, focused on developing reliable and holistic water catchment projects.

NFF aims to blend funding from a variety of sources, including philanthropic, private sector and public money, including windfall funding from the Scottish and UK governments. Through the support of NFCA members, we believe we can assist 'operationalising' national strategies for funding nature restoration at the scale needed to address the biodiversity crisis in the UK.

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