We are keen to encourage as many individuals and groups to enjoy the benefits of our range of activities.
To facilitate this, some of the current funding opportunities you may be able to apply for are listed below:
Breaks for Kids
Breaks for Kids funding is available via the YHA. Breaks for Kids is the discretionary fund which has been running for over 20 years. Each year grants are awarded to school, community, charity and youth groups with 2015/16 seeing over 9,000 young people benefiting from the support. The fund helps disadvantaged young people take part in a group residential with their peers, instead of being left behind at home because family budgets won’t allow for a trip away.
Breaks for Kids funding covers up to 50 per cent of the cost of accommodation and meals for eligible young people which can equate to quite substantial support for those less fortunate.
There are criteria which needs to be met including:
- Eligible young people are those currently receiving FSM (NOT Pupil Premium), or from low income families.
- You must apply at least eight weeks prior to your visit.
- Must be permanent residents of England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
- School groups, charities, youth and community groups can apply.
The Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. In 2014-15, the funding will raise to £2.5 billion, with £1300 for primary-aged pupils, £935 for secondary-aged pupils and £1900 for all looked-after children, adopted children and children with guardians. Carnegie Great Outdoors is working with local schools to develop outdoor activities programmes that can play a great role in the pupil support and development programmes funded by The Pupil Premium.
The Institute for Outdoor Learning
The Institute for Outdoor Learning recognises that the biggest barrier to people learning and developing through outdoor activity is securing the funds. There are many potential sources of funding as a user or provider of outdoor learning, ranging from public sector grants channelled through schools, through independent trusts that recognise the societal benefits of outdoor learning, to large corporates with social benefit programmes. This site provides links to potential sources of funds and further advice.