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Outdoor Essentials Grant

This grant helps schools provide wellies and waterproofs for their pupils, ensuring they are appropriately dressed to enjoy and engage in outdoor learning.

We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to create lasting, meaningful connections with nature. This is why we prioritise schools that are committed to enabling outdoor learning and see environmental engagement as an important part of education. They will be able to demonstrate the wider benefits of outdoor learning to families and their local community, particularly those that are disadvantaged or live in areas of deprivation.

How much grant funding will each school receive?

£500 per school.

What can we fund?
  • £500 per school to be used to purchase wellies and waterproofs.
  • Any UK state funded Ofsted Registered Primary or Middle school.
  • Any UK state funded Ofsted Registered Secondary or High School.
  • Any UK state funded Special or Alternative Provision School.
  • Multi Academy Trusts, but applications must be made by the individual schools.
What can’t we fund?
  • Individuals.
  • Independent Schools.
  • Nursery School.
  • Pre-Schools.
  • Any school outside the UK.
  • Youth groups or clubs, as this is a fund for State Schools only.
  • Outdoor Learning Organisations/Registered Charities, eg Forest Schools.
  • Parent Teacher Associations, Governors or ‘Friends of …’ Trusts. Applications must be made directly from the school.
Application process

Applications for our Outdoor Essentials Grant are currently closed, but we hope to resume in spring 2021.