Over the years The Nevis Partnership has benefitted from funding from a number of different sources These include (in alphabetical order):
Funding specifically to assist with litter/waste reduction in the Ben/Glen Nevis area, as part of the Ben Nevis Mountain Heritage Project.
European Regional Development Fund
In April 2009, The Nevis Partnership was awarded a substantial grant from the European Regional Development Fund (2007-13 programme) to support path repairs on Ben Nevis and the Glen Nevis Sense of Place project. The grant, which lasts through 2009 and 2010, constitutes a major part of the Partnership’s income in that period.
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland are a key landowner in the Glen Nevis area. They are committed to providing a three year funding plan in support of an integrated low level path network in the area. This match funding opportunity is a key part of their overall goal of providing access opportunities for all into the woodland areas under their ownership.
Heritage Lottery Fund
A major sponsor in the period 2006-2009 for the Ben Nevis Mountain Heritage Project, encompassing path repairs and restoration, environment monitoring and protection, path building skills training and establishing a mountaineering memorabilia collection and archive.
Highlands and Islands Partnership Special Transitional program (EAGGF Awards)
A commitment of funds over a three-year period that are match funded against a combination of other funding bodies. The majority of the monies are linked to a split of path network enhancement works and associated educational and interpretational projects. Outputs are measured by a combination of the number of jobs created and the meterage of path networks improved.
Highland Council Planning and Development Services
The Highland Council has made and continues to make a significant commitment to the overall operations of The Nevis Partnership and its various projects. The investment covers a range of capital construction, educational and interpretational projects as well as a contribution to the running costs of the Visitor Management service. In addition to the supply of funds, significant in kind donations have been committed in the form of management support and advice and other administration support facilities.
HIE Lochaber, the local enterprise company, assisted with the initial set up costs and is continuing to support specific projects which meet its strategic aims. The remit of HIE Lochaber is economic and social development within the Lochaber area.
John Muir Trust
Significant in kind donations in terms of management support and advice, access to historical and environmental data and contributions made by their membership through community service linked projects.
LMAG – Lochaber Mountain Access Group
‘A forum of locally based individuals all with an interest in the long term management strategy of the wider Lochaber area.
Rio Tinto Alcan
Contributions to the Nevis Partnership include management advice and guidance, in- kind donations of archaeological data, and significant access to match funding opportunities through mutual involvement with Forest regeneration programs.
The Scottish Mountaineering Trust
The Scottish Mountaineering Trust has provided and continues to give financial support for a range of projects including path building and repairs. SMT is a major funder of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection, one of the elements within the Ben Nevis Mountain Path Heritage Project.
Scottish Natural Heritage
A significant funding stream committed over a five-year period. The funds are for a huge range of activities, construction projects and educational opportunities all in support of their organizational aims to conserve and enhance Scotland's unique and precious natural heritage. Additional in kind donations, management support, financial advice and environmental expertise have been supplied.
The North Face
This well-known outdoor equipment manufacturer has made a significant contribution to the long-term development of a sustainable Ben Nevis footpath network. A large proportion of the donated monies have been allocated to the Allt a Mhuilinn path, which provides access to the North face of Ben Nevis.
WHELK (Leader +)
Funding has been provided through the West Highland European Leader Kist programs in order to support the setting up of the Nevis Partnership in the first two-year period. Funds are available for the costs of developing the organization, its administrative systems and any contribution to help its developing relationships with local community groups.