Who we work with

Our clients & partners

We deliver environmental projects, programmes and services for a wide range of public, private and non-profit clients and partners across Scotland.

Our Clients and Partners

Working across sectors

We provide bespoke solutions to support action on climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental inequality across a range of sectors. Whether you work for a public body, a private company, or a community group, we will tailor a solution to meet your organisation’s goals.

Public Agencies

We have a history of successful partnership working with national public bodies such as NatureScot, SEPA and Scottish Forestry.

In this area, our knowledge of national policy, Sustainable Development Goals and National Performance Frameworks is key to understanding and delivering these organisations’ requirements.

From providing a full solution of visioning, development and delivery, to adding capacity on individual project elements, we can help public agencies deliver on their commitments.

For more information, please get in touch with our team.

Local Authorities

The breadth and complexity of service provision across a local authority area can bring real capacity and planning challenges.

We help numerous local authorities in areas such as greenspace and woodland management, access, biodiversity and planning.

We have a proven track record delivering environmental projects for local authorities across the country over the last four decades.

To find out how we can help your local authority, please get in touch.

PRIVATE Businesses & LANDOWNERS

We work with businesses and landowners to make best use of their assets to achieve their environmental ambitions.

From meeting net zero, CSR and ESG targets, to accessing grant schemes and carbon credits, we can work with multiple stakeholders to plan and deliver positive environmental outcomes.

Social Enterprises

We work with a range of not-for-profit organisations to realise their social, community and environmental ambitions.

From community growing initiatives to outdoor spaces for play, education, or simply enjoying wildlife, we help to plan projects and find funding to turn these ideas into reality.

If you represent a not-for-profit, contact us to find out how we can help to deliver your project.

Partnerships & Programmes

Partnership working is vital to drive forward large-scale programmes, such as the Central Scotland Green Network, one of the largest green infrastructure initiatives in Europe.

We act as lead partner on a number of partner programmes and have the experience to coordinate delivery on multi-partner initiatives, like the CSGN and the Leven Programme.

Benefits

Why commission Green Action Trust

Four decades of experience goes a long way, but it’s not just about how many years we’ve been operating. Commissioning or partnering with us means tapping into our ability to add value to projects, literally by accessing funding, but also by taking a holistic view of long-term environmental and planning policy and best practice.

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A holistic approach

We look at the bigger picture, not only by offering a complete solution from inception to delivery, but by taking a holistic approach to delivering interconnected outcomes. You can also rely on our insight and advice on national policy, frameworks and targets.

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Leverage Funding

Our intricate knowledge of funding streams means we routinely multiply the value of projects. Alongside leveraging our involvement in national programmes, this allows us to deliver more outcomes for clients, without increasing their own budget.

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Feasibility & Scoping

As our mission is to deliver positive environmental outcomes for Scotland, we will actively look to develop ideas with potential partners and scope their feasibility. 

Services

Delivering Environmental Solutions

We are committed to delivering projects that take action on climate change, environmental inequality and biodiversity loss.

When planning a complete end-to-end project, this often involves incorporating more than one type of intervention. We provide expertise in areas such as greenspace enhancement, woodland creation, habitat networks, active travel and floodwater management.

Explore our environmental solutions, which draw on four decades of experience.

Let's talk about your project

Whether you’re a landowner needing funding advice for woodlands, or a local authority commissioning a greenspace masterplan, it all starts with a conversation. Get in touch to start the ball rolling.

Our Services

How to commission us

Whether you need a full end-to-end solution tailored to your project, are looking to commission specialist services, or are seeking a long-term environmental partner, we can help you.

Let us take the strain

We can provide a complete end-to-end solution, from inception to delivery and ongoing evaluation. This puts us in a unique position to help you develop your initial project idea, maximise its potential, and see it through to completion.

Commission our experts

If you’re looking to add expertise or capacity in specialist areas, rather than across a whole project, we can provide services on a stand-alone basis across a number of specialisms.

We can provide key elements of your project, such as contract and grant management, feasibility studies, GIS data analysis and mapping, or any component part of our complete end-to-end solution. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

working longer term for a better future

A great deal of our work is done with long-standing partners, who trust us to advise and deliver on long-term strategies to help achieve big goals on climate, biodiversity and social change.

If you have a vision or long-term objective and need an environmental partner to nurture it over years, not months, we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.

Project examples

Our environmental regeneration Projects

We’ve planned and delivered hundreds of environmental regeneration projects across Scotland. Browse the gallery for a selection of our work and visit the projects page for more in-depth examples.

Leven Programme

The Leven Programme is a series of connected projects along the River Leven in Fife, which have the environment, heritage and people at their heart.

Clyde Climate Forest

Delivering a vision to plant 18 million trees in both urban and rural parts of Glasgow City Region over the next decade.

Queensland Court, Glasgow

Greenspace creation at Queensland Court, Glasgow. This shows the site during construction of the new raingarden, which we facilitated through a process of community consultation and local events.

Ravenscraig Park

We helped North Lanarkshire Council transform this site from a former steel works into usable greenspace and outdoor recreation facility for local communities.

Zetland Park Raingarden

We adapted and enhanced the Zetland Park Rose Garden by integrating a raingarden into its redevelopment.

Avenue End Road Greenspace Enhancement

We were commissioned by Glasgow City Council to transform an area of vacant and derelict land into a community asset, creating woodland and wetland habitat, a teaching circle and preserving important water vole habitat.

Lochshore, Ayrshire

Woodland creation project at Lochshore.

Cart & Kittoch Woodland

Creating a native broadleaf woodland south of Glasgow for local communities to use and to connect woodland habitats across the city.

Cadder Woods

A multi-phase project to make Cadder Woods a safe, accessible and enjoyable place where nature and community can thrive.

Glendevon Drive Greenspace

Making the greenspace along Glendevon Drive more climate resilient and turning it into a more welcoming park space for the local community.

Crossmill Weir Removal

Opening up the Levern Water for migratory fish, improving the river’s physical condition and ecological status.

Shotts Nature Park

Enhancing biodiversity and improving accessibility in this popular outdoor space in North Lanarkshire.

Safer Routes to School, Denny

We were commissioned by Falkirk Council to develop this safe active travel route in Denny.

Kilmacolm Community Woodland

Our aim is to work with the community to create a woodland site that can be enjoyed by all and remains a haven for wildlife.

Rannoch Park

We are working with Falkirk Council and Inner Forth Futures to make Rannoch Park more climate resilient and welcoming for the local community.

Polmont Woodlands

This project for Falkirk Council aims to improve the resilience, amenity, and conservation value of woodlands across the Polmont area.

Black Moss Nature Park

West Lothian Council commissioned us to manage and improve the woodlands and peatland in this nature park in Armadale.

Lionthorn Bing

We transformed this former coal mining spoil heap into a vibrant community greenspace, where people and nature can thrive.

Blogs

Related articles

Read our selected blogs and project stories related to this area of our work, or browse all articles on our Blogs page.

New project to deliver £1.6 Million of climate resilience work across Inner Forth Landscape

Climate FORTH receives funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver local resilience initiatives in four locations.

River Leven Nature Network design unveiled

The design aims to support local biodiversity and bring communities together.

Why the new NPF4 can deliver Scotland’s environmental ambitions

Our CEO Derek Robertson on the implications of Scotland’s newly adopted National Planning Framework (NPF4).