Crown Estate Scotland has launched a capital investment fund to help promote the sustainable development of Scotland’s natural resources.

The £3m Innovation with Natural Resources (INR) Fund will support innovation in a range of sectors, such as agriculture, green energy, aquaculture and waste reduction.

It is one of three Capital Investment Challenge Funds launched by Crown Estate Scotland over the past 12 months.

Two other funds – one to help grow boat-based tourism and the other to support local partnerships via business diversification, community regeneration and sustainable development – were launched in 2021 and the first successful applicants will be notified in the coming months.

The INR Fund is designed to support projects which result in better use of natural resources by existing or new businesses on the Scottish Crown Estate.

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