Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree

In an exciting step forward for the biodiversity of Scotland’s forests, Trees for Life has successfully encouraged the rare but ecologically important aspen tree to flower under controlled conditions – enabling it to produce much-needed seeds that can be used for propagation.

Trials to stimulate aspen branches to flower at the charity’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate in Glenmoriston, near Loch Ness, have progressed significantly this spring, following some initial success and experimentation over the past two years. » Continue reading news item ... “Conservation breakthrough for Scotland’s rare aspen tree”

UNW approved as a Big Potential provider

North East chartered accountants and business advisors UNW is urging VCSEs to get in touch after being accredited as a Big Potential provider.

Launched in 2014, the £10m fund is aimed at eligible voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale and help them deliver greater social impact for communities across England.

Depending on their specific needs, applicants can take either the Big Potential Breakthrough or Advanced route, and a grant from the fund will help VCSEs get specialist and tailored support to become investment ready. » Continue reading news item ... “UNW approved as a Big Potential provider”