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Find funding and grant guidance

If you are aware of any grant opportunities related to outdoor education and learning that may be appropriate for education settings in Warwickshire, that are not listed here, please let us know via the contribute form so that they can be included. Similarly if any of these opportunities have closed, please let us know so we can remove them from this list.

Let us know about grant opportunities

If you successfully apply for funding from any of these sources, or elsewhere, please send an email to to tell us about your success – so that we can share with other education settings across Warwickshire.

Grant providers

Evolve Advice

A £500 grant available to primary and secondary schools, charities and other groups. £500 is awarded each month. The 2023 application window has not opened yet (mid-February 2023) but this page will be updated with further information as the grant opens.

Tesco Community Grants

Grants up to £1500 are awarded every three months. Schools are able to apply for funding towards non-statutory services, such as outdoor learning projects and forest school. 

The Ernest Cook Trust - Outdoor Essential Grant

Up to £500 is available to help state-funded schools pay for transport and travel costs to outdoor learning venues. The fund is currently closed (February 2023) but do check the Ernest Cook Trust website for the opening of a new round.

Woodland Trust

Free trees available for schools! Applications are currently being taken for delivery in November 2023.

Learning through Landscapes

This outdoor learning grant fund has two elements – a fully funded outdoor learning training course for your staff and £500 of equipment for outdoor learning; it is available to all schools. 2023 opportunities will be published on the Learning through Landscapes website. 

BBC Children in Need

Grant money is available to special schools from Children in Need.

Great British School Trip

Financial support is available to schools to help with travel and entry costs for school trips. The money can only be put towards trips available to book on their website.

Kingswood Hardship Fund

Schools can apply for funding towards trips to Kingswood’s sites. Primarily, the fund is designed to assist children and young people who face financial hardship or are affected by serious illness, either personally or through a parent / carer.

The National Lottery

Schools can apply for amounts between £300 and £10,000. Certain criteria apply when applying as a school so be sure to read the eligibility criteria before you consider applying.

Co-op Local Community Fund

Applications will open again in Spring 2023, please read the eligibility criteria for details around school applications.

NINEVEH Charitable Trust

Grant applications are expected to meet the objectives of the Trust: improving the health, welfare and education of the general public; the study and appreciation of agriculture, silviculture, ecology and land management; and the study and appreciation of land and estate management that encourages conservation of the countryside.

One-Stop Community Partnership

Schools are invited to apply for up to £1000 and to be partnered with a local shop – schools must be within 2 miles of a one stop shop to be able to apply.

Royal Society of Chemistry

Grant funding is available for schools to promote topics related to chemical science, including visits and learning about the environment.

Further databases of available grants