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Field Studies Council Kids Fund – Deadline 1 June





Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through this fund. There are two types of Kids Fund streams:

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

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

  • Groups of 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)
  • School groups may apply if they are aiming to provide benefits which are additional to the statutory school curriculum or clearly show added value, depth and breadth.

Typical activities may include:

  • Hands on investigation of life in ponds and rivers
  • Catching small mammals like woodmice or shrews
  • Nightwalks and use of bat detectors
  • Challenge activities such as low ropes courses, natural wall climbing or raft building
  • Fun activities with an environmental theme to build teamwork
  • Campfires and BBQs

Deadline: 1 June (then 1 June, 1 November)

Application process: Field Studies Council website