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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The Co-operative Membership Community Fund


The Cooperative Group provide grants of between £100 and £2000 to community, voluntary or self-help groups that carry out positive work in their community.
To be successful, projects must address a community issue, provide good long-term benefit to the community, support cooperative values and principles and ideally be innovative in its approach. Projects should have a charitable purpose, but non charities are able to apply.
Government funded and statutory organisations such as schools are not eligible to apply for core activities.
Individuals are not eligible.

Applications should be made via their website.

Application Rounds / Deadlines: This scheme operates a rolling application process, allowing you to apply at any time


Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street

Phone: 0207 685 2500