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Last chance for nature accelerator funding

The search is on for innovative start-up ideas who use nature as part of their product or service.

Glasgow City Council’s H2020 Connecting Nature project, in partnership with The Melting Pot’s Good Ideas and Glasgow Caledonian University, has launched the Nature-Based Accelerator.

The new pilot programme will support early-stage nature-based businesses and social enterprises (so called, nature-based enterprises) that are or could be making positive environmental, social, and economic change in Glasgow.

Successful ideas will receive access to a ten week fully-funded programme focused on supporting nature-based enterprise ideas in Glasgow.

The overarching aims are to find new ways to encourage more local and resilient nature-based economies, create more green jobs, and help to achieve our net-zero targets.

One of the main focuses of the pilot will explore how we can use innovative enterprise ideas to help improve and maintain open spaces in Glasgow.

Spaces are limited and applications should be received no later than midnight on 21st May 2021 online at

Since 2011, Good Ideas at The Melting Pot has inspired and supported people to turn their good ideas into new social enterprises, charities, and campaigns. The Melting Pot is Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation and recently moved to new premises next to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station.

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