The Ernest Cook Trust Grants

Welcome to The Ernest Cook Trust Grants

The Ernest Cook Trust is an educational charity and our vision is for an environmentally engaged society.

We want the nation to better understand the environment and our place in it. All grants awarded from 2019 will be for environmental education projects, outdoor learning and ‘learning from the land’. The Trustees would like to see applicants addressing key global concerns through educational projects which focus on issues such as (but not exclusive to):

  • connecting with nature
  • climate change
  • environmental pollution
  • loss of biodiversity
  • farming and food production
  • renewable energy
  • mental and physical wellbeing
  • social justice

Whilst some of our grant streams have a more youth focus, our Trustees believe there should be no barrier to engaging with the environment and therefore family and community projects are most welcome. We also believe in inclusivity with regards to gender, race, religion or ability. Applications from urban and rural deprived areas and those including disadvantaged members of society will have merit.

Two grant schemes are now open and we will be phasing in more new grant streams over the next few months.

Please note that The Ernest Cook Trust only funds projects within the UK. Grants are not made to individuals, agricultural colleges, pre-school groups, independent schools or local authorities and Grants are not made retrospectively.

We are looking forward to engaging in this crucial area of work with you.

Thank you for your interest in The Ernest Cook Trust.

Please note that we only accept online applications and the current application round is closed. Please press on the links below:

ECT Apprenticeships and Scholarships Grants

ECT Outdoor Learning Officer Grants

ECT Outdoor Essentials

For further information, contact: