Marine stewardship fund

Stewardship represents our commitment to good environmental practice, sustainability, and taking the long-term view in managing the estate.

Established in 1999, the Marine Stewardship Programme supports scientific research projects that underpin our knowledge of the activities we manage, and community initiatives aimed at improving and enhancing our marine and coastal assets.

Over the past 15 years our Marine Stewardship Programme has invested over £10 million in community projects and scientific research to support and enhance our marine assets.

To be eligible for funding all projects must comply with the Crown Estate Act 1961.

There are five key priority areas for our funding: 

  • Access
  • Awareness
  • Biodiversity
  • Environment
  • Management.

For more information please visit Key priority areas under Working with us.

Marine Stewardship Programme annual review

Through the Marine Stewardship Programme we have invested over £10 million in community projects and scientific research to support and enhance our marine assets. To find out more about what we've been up to in 2014 please download the annual review.

Marine Stewardship Programme annual review

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