Countryside Classroom - Connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment

Growing Schools has been re-launched as Countryside Classroom, the largest ever partnership of organisations who are committed to helping children learn about food, farming and/or the natural environment.

It is the vision of Countryside Classroom that schools and teachers across the UK will embrace food, farming and the natural environment as essential components of a broad and balanced curriculum, incorporating them into day-to-day learning. As a result of this, every child will have the opportunity to learn about and experience these topics in diverse ways that are increasingly supported by experiences outside the classroom.

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Award schemes which could help support your outdoor learning project.

Awards for all Includes funding for education and environment projects

Biffa Award - Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund which awards grants to community and environmental projects across the UK. The fund's money comes from landfill tax credits donated by Biffa Waste Services.

Community Cash Awards Cash awards up to £5,000 to support young people aged 14-25 to set up and deliver youth led community projects.

Eco-Schools Award Scheme Schools based project to promote environmental issues

Tesco Charity trust Community Awards The awards scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.

Wessex Water- Watermark Award If your school is looking for a grant to create a wildlife pond, or you want to start an environmental project, you can apply for a Wessex Watermark award.