The project will restore nature across a network of landholdings potentially covering an area of over 500,000 acres stretching from Loch Ness across the central Highlands to Kintail in the west.
Local businesses considering retraining staff in a renewable energy related area to help plan for the future after lockdown are also being invited to apply.
Golden eagles – regarded by many people as Scotland’s national bird – are regularly seen over Dundreggan, but until now there has been no sign of them nesting or setting up a territory.
Trees for Life is dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. Its volunteers have established nearly two million native trees at dozens of sites, encouraging wildlife to flourish and helping communities to thrive.
Dozens of volunteers help to propagate and grow over 60,000 trees a year at the nursery, from seed collected across the estate. These trees are then planted out at Dundreggan and other Highland sites to restore Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest and its unique wildlife.
Falck Renewables says cash will benefit local communities around its wind farms, helping alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The groundbreaking centre will be at Dundreggan, the charity’s 10,000-acre estate in Glenmoriston.
Following an extensive refurbishment programme, The Cluanie Inn at Glenmoriston has opened its doors.