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Arctic Connections

Arctic Connections

Scotland is one of the Arctic region’s closest neighbours and has long history of connection. The Arctic Connections Policy Framework highlights the cultural, linguistic, technological and community links that Scotland shares with the Arctic states. It sets out where we can share expertise to meet common challenges.

“This framework aims to serve as a prospectus for even closer Scottish-Arctic cooperation”

Ministerial Forward to the Arctic Policy Framework

Arctic Policy Framework

To facilitate engagement with the Arctic Policy Framework , the Scottish Government set up the Arctic Connections Fund in July 2021. Last year, 10 projects were funded capturing a breadth of Scottish engagement with the Arctic.

The fund is open again – Scotland-based organisations can apply for a minimum of £1,000 and maximum of £10,000. The total available budget for the fund in the 2023 to 2024 financial year is £80,000. 

Completed applications must be emailed to and must be received no later than 17:00 BST on 12 May 2023

Arctic Connections Fund
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