Green Action Trust

ABout us

With nearly four decades of delivering environmental regeneration projects across Scotland, we provide bespoke solutions to turn policy into action on climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental inequality.

About us

Our mission

As one of Scotland’s leading providers of environmental regeneration services, we have been working to improve Scotland’s environmental quality since 1985.

Originally formed as the Central Scotland Countryside Trust, with an initial focus on expanding central Scotland’s woodlands, we now provide expertise in climate change mitigation, biodiversity and enabling access to quality greenspace for clients and partners across the country.

We are a registered SCIO with a charitable mission to enable and deliver an environment which adapts to our future climate; enhances and restores nature and biodiversity; fosters healthy lifestyles and wellbeing; and supports a sustainable economy.

We will achieve this by influencing our partners, and by working collaboratively to deliver projects and services that build equitable, resilient communities and a greener country.

Our customers

delivering positive change throughout Scotland

We work with a range of private, public and non-profit clients and partners across Scotland.

Our customers often have ambitious environmental goals but need additional capacity to deliver them – that’s where we come in.

Some of our local authority customers commission us to develop and deliver greenspace and woodland strategies, or long-term landscape masterplans. Others simply require a one-off greenspace project to be managed to completion, or a piece of consultancy to get a project off the ground.

Whatever your requirements, get in touch to find out how we can help to deliver your objectives.

United Nations

sustainable development goals: our commitment

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals form the basis of a global partnership for sustainable development. Scotland was an early adopter of these principles by signing up to the vision in 2015, aligning the Scottish Government National Performance Framework (NPF) to the SDGs. The NPF shares the same aims and is Scotland’s way to localise the SDGs.

We are committed to delivering the SDGs and are actively contributing to 10 of the 17 goals, through our own project delivery, supporting partners and partnerships, and influencing national, regional and local policy.

We are passionate about delivering climate change mitigation and adaptation, supporting communities in disadvantaged areas, combating the blight of Vacant and Derelict Land, creating and improving greenspaces, greening Active Travel routes and addressing biodiversity loss. These areas all link strongly to the SDGs and make a genuine contribution to their delivery in Scotland.

We have produced a concise guide to our contribution to the 10 UN SDGs.

About us

Accreditations and awards

As an award-winning charity, we strive not only to improve Scotland’s environmental quality but also the wellbeing of our people through flexible working, training and support.

Operating under the Charity Excellence Framework, we are a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

Our clients and partners commission us safe in the knowledge that they are engaging a trusted, professional team that operates under established processes and quality controls. As such, we are listed as suppliers and buyers in Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) and as suppliers through Procurement for Housing (pfh).


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