Further information, guidance and an application form is available on the Foundation’s website.
Applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed every 2-3 months.
The objectives of the Alpkit Foundation are:
(1) To help young people, especially but not exclusively through leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
(2) To provide or assist in the provision of activities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, financial hardship or social circumstances with the object of improving their conditions of life.
(3) To advance the education of the public in the conversation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment.
(4) For the public benefit to promote the education (including social and physical training) of people in such ways as the charity trustees think fit.
(5) To advance sport or games which promote health by physical or mental skill or exertion and which are undertaken on an amateur basis, and
(6) Any other charitable purpose as the charity trustees think fit.
The Foundation is currently targeting its grant-funding on supporting projects that demonstrate an immediate impact on those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation is particularly keen to support projects which:
o Demonstrate value for money.
o Encourage responsible outdoor activity, and
o Have long lasting benefits Introduce new people to get outdoors.
Grants of between £50 and £500, with no matched funding requirement, are available for projects across the UK.
The Foundation has provided the following examples of projects that could be funded under its Grassroots Support Now programme (please note this is not an exclusive list – further examples of previously funded projects can be found on the Foundation’s website):
o Diversity and Inclusion projects that engage individual and groups from a diverse range of backgrounds.
o Education projects such as First Aid, Forest Schools and Mountain Leadership.
o Environmental projects that seek to support, conserve, or generate an understanding of our environment and wild places.
o Health projects that enable people to gain physical and mental wellbeing from the Great Outdoors, and
o Participation projects that get more people experiencing the Great Outdoors.