Funding for Outdoor Learning (UK)

The Ernest Cook Trust has launched its new Outdoor Essentials Grants programme.  Through the programme UK State funded Primary and Secondary Schools can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to get their pupils learning outdoors.

Priority will be given to schools that:

  • Are committed to enabling outdoor learning and see environmental engagement as an important part of education.
  • Demonstrate that outdoor learning will have a wider benefit to families and to their local community.
  • Include disadvantaged pupils.
  • Are located in areas of high deprivation and/or have pupils who are living in deprived areas.

For this funding round the grants can only be used for the purchase of Wellies and Waterproofs.

A total of £200,000 is available the Trust will be awarding 400 grants.  There is no specified deadline for applications for ECT Outdoor Essentials grants.

Applications can be submitted at any time whilst the online application process is open.  The Ernest Cook Trust will make award decisions when a threshold number of applications have been received.

Useful Links:

Application Form

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