Funding opportunity – Environmental outreach education for disadvantaged young people

Youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council’s Kids Fund.

There are two types of Kids Fund course:

  • Wildlife and Environment focusing on wildlife habitats and the environment with team building activities; and
  • Eco Adventure which combines environmental and personally challenging activities.

Groups who meet one of the following criteria will be eligible:

  • Disadvantaged young people aged 4-18 years (or up to 25 years for those with special needs).
  • Voluntary youth groups (either run by voluntary leaders, managed by a voluntary organisation, a registered charity)

One free staff/adult place is provided for every 12 young people; additional adults pay 20% +VAT. This includes all equipment, tuition and waterproof hire costs. Food and accommodation are included for residential courses.

The next closing date for applications is 1 March 2019.