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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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation


The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life throughout the UK.  They fund charitable work that has the ability to achieve positive change.  The foundation takes pride in supporting work that might otherwise be considered difficult to fund. The majority of their funding is through the main fund which supports:

1) Arts
2) Education and Learning
3) Environment
4) Social Change

Application rounds / deadlines: This scheme operates a rolling application process, allowing you to apply at any time.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG

Telephone: 020 7812 3700