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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Grants available to support outdoor learning projects.

Adams Youth Trust To provide opportunities for education, advancement of personal skills and training for young people, primarily in the West Country.

Alice McCosh Trust - Grants of between £500-£1000 each year to provide young people with opportunity to do environmental/natural history activities.

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust Grants - The trust supports projects that allow disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors.

Awards for All The Lottery grants scheme is aimed at local communities and awards grants of between £300 and £10,000 (over 2 years).

Barrow Cadbury Trust The trust funds projects working with disabled people or refugees in local communities

BBC Children in Need BBC Children in Need welcomes applications for good quality, carefully planned projects which show a clear focus on chidren in order to change their lives for the better.

Big Lottery Fund - Every year the Big Lottery Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. The money goes to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment.

Breaks 4 Kids Funding aimed at helping young people on low incomes take part in Youth Hostel based trips and schemes

British Ecological Society- Outreach Grants Offers Outreach Grants up to £2,000. Awards are open to individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology.

CABE education grants Applications are invited for grants worth up to £1,500.

City Bridge Trust Grants to registered charities for projects benefiting the inhabitants of Greater London

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund Provide grants of between £100 and £2000 to community, voluntary or self-help groups that carry out positive work in their community.

Community Foundations Community foundations manage funds from individuals, businesses and other donors who want to support causes in their local area.

Cornwall Community Foundation The Cornwall Community Foundation is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of others in Cornwall, those who are isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable.

CSV Action Earth Environmental support scheme for schools and community groups

Devon Community Foundation An independent charity supporting community causes across the County

Dulverton Trust Supports funding for projects mainly in areas of deprivation in the fields of: youth and education; general welfare;

The Elmgrant Trust Gives grants for charitable purposes to individuals living in the south west of England and to organisations and groups with projects in the south west.

Ernest Cook Trust Grants relating to the education of young people ranging from £100-£4000

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Grants towards the promotion of cultural life, education, the natural environment and enabling people who are disadvantaged to participate more fully in society.

The Equitable Charitable Trust The Trust is an education charity.  It makes grants totalling up to £1 million each year towards education projects for children and young people under the age of 25 who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or disabled.

The Fairway Trust

Field Studies Council – Kids Fund Grant - FSC, is dedicated solely to providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by natural environment.

Ford Britain Trust One off grants ranging from £100 - £5000 mainly concerned with the advancement of education and other charitable purposes.

Funding Central - Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Geographical Association GA Awards aim to recognise material which is likely to make a significant contribution to geography in primary schools, secondary schools or colleges.

Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Foundation Grants of about £500 available for recreation and leisure support for smaller registered charities where this limited grant would be of real value.

The Graham Kirkham Foundation

GRANTnet A straightforward free to use service from GRANTfinder. It helps small businesses, charitable and community groups in some areas to find suitable funding.

Green Partnership Awards The Partnership is committed to supporting local, community based initiatives. In Lancashire.

Heritage Lottery : Young Roots The Young Roots programme is for projects that engage young people, aged 11 to 25, with heritage in the UK.

HRUK Healthy Heart Grants Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote heart health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.

In Kind Direct Redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities or non-profit organisations working at home and abroad.

Local Food £50 million programme distributing lottery grants to a variety of food-related projects to help make locally grown food accessible and affordable to local communities.

Partnership Grants A scheme aimed at helping teachers to develop creative projects with pupils aged 5-16.

The Plymouth Drake Foundation A local community charity, covering the Plymouth travel to work area, supporting small voluntary and community groups by providing grants to help their cause.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund The fund gives grants to projects that help support people who care for the countryside.

Quartet Community Foundation The focus of the foundation is to change people’s lives for the better across of the West of England.

Rank Foundation

Santander Foundation Two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK.

School Linking Visits A funding scheme for teachers to visit and establish links with partner schools in other countries.

Somerset Community Foundation Part of a national network of Community Foundations, charities dedicated to strengthening local communities, creating opportunities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion.

Spacehive a crowdfunding website linking projects with funding. Spacehive allows projects to pitch their ideas and get support and funding from within their local community and beyond.

Tesco Charity Trust Grants totalling £400,000 are available to local projects. Awards are one- off donations up to £3,000.

Think Big with O2 O2 has launched its Think Big social actions programme to support young people in the UK.

Viridor-credits Environmental Company is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides funding for community, heritage and biodiversity projects around the UK.

The Wakeham Trust Groups of individuals, small community and voluntary groups within the UK that want to improve their communities can apply for funding through the Wakeham Trust.

Your Heritage Grants for projects which care for and protect our heritage