The Facility for Investment Ready Nature in Scotland (FIRNS) is a joint initiative between Scottish Government, NatureScot, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund Supporting the development of environmental projects in Scotland. FIRNS aims to value and monetise ecosystem services derived from the restoration of natural capital assets, in a model that will attract and repay investment or support an investment model that can be scaled up and duplicated elsewhere. It also aims to generate social and economic benefits in line with Scottish Governments’ just transition principles as well as provide increased access for people to enjoy nature.
A pool of sucessful FIRNS project have just been announced and a number of these have a Natural Flood Management element in the project. For more information, visit the link below that will redirect you to NatureScot's webpage on FIRNS.