Local School Nature Grants Programme Reopens for 2023

Schools and early years providers in England, Scotland, and Wales can apply for training and resources to promote outdoor learning and make environmental improvements for the benefit of pupils, staff, and the local community.

Learning Through Landscapes is offering outdoor learning training sessions and nature equipment for nurseries, schools, and other early-learning providers to promote outdoor learning for children.

The Local School Nature Grants Scheme will provide a two-hour outdoor learning training session, along with an assortment of equipment up to the value of £500, including but limited to:

  • Woodland activity kits.
  • Growing kits.
  • Seed packs.
  • Gardening equipment.
  • Pollinator kits.
  • Solar light kits.
  • Wildlife watching kits.
  • Fireboxes.

Priority will be given to applicants that include children in the decision-making process, such as through student councils or eco-committees. Projects that incorporate and benefit the local community, such as through volunteer opportunities or visual improvements to the local environment, are encouraged.

Applicants must be employed by the school or early learning provider. Applications from PTA’s, Governors, or ‘Friends of’ groups will not be accepted.

There are four funding rounds in 2023.

The next deadline for applications is 28 April 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)