Alpkit Foundation Grants

Description

Grants are available to community groups, schools and other not-for-profit organisations for projects that champion education, participation, environment, diversity and health in the UK.

Background

The Alpkit Foundation, a not-for-profit independent charity, was set up by the British outdoor retailer Alpkit in July 2015. The charity receives its funding from Alpkit which donates 1% of all its turnover each year. This has enabled the charity to award more than £450,000 in grants and support over 1,500 projects.

The Foundation makes small awards that help work to remove barriers in getting outdoors and experiencing wild places.

Objectives of Scheme

The funding is for grassroots direct action projects that tackle issues such as diversity and inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of the natural environment and health and well-being.

Value Notes

Grants of between £50 and £500 are available.

Key Criteria

Applications will be considered from community groups, schools and organisations based and working within the UK.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is intended for:

  • Diversity and inclusion projects that engage individual and groups from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Environmental projects that seek to support, conserve, or generate understanding of our environment and wild places
  • Health projects enabling people to gain physical and mental wellbeing from the Great Outdoors.
  • Education projects such as First Aid, D of E, Forest Schools and Mountain Leader.
  • Participation projects that get more people experiencing the Great Outdoors.

 

There is particular interest in projects that:

  • Encourage responsible outdoor activity.
  • Have long lasting benefits.
  • Introduce new people to get outdoors.
  • Demonstrate value for money.