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Weir Charitable Trust (Scotland) funding

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Small community groups and charities based in Scotland can apply to for funding of up to £25,000 to support projects including sport, health, culture, animal welfare and recreational facilities. The next closing date for applications is the 28th February 2018. For further information follow this link.

Read More Published: 12.10.17

BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme (UK)

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Not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to 3 years for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people. The closing date for applications is the 1st…

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Stramash Outdoor Nursery gets thumbs up from Care Commission!

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This blog post from staff leaders at Stramash’s Outdoor Nursery site in Elgin shares the news that their nature-based and child–led learning approach has gained significant recognition from the Care Commission. Stramash is one of a growing number of Outdoor Nurseries, Forest and Nature Kindergartens in Scotland,…

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Connect with nature- free activity ideas from the Sensory Trust

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Great activities from the Sensory Trust designed to be suitable for a wide range of participants and to suit a variety of needs. Activities focus on engaging the senses and using nature and the outdoors.

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Outdoor Thunks – Made to Make Your Brain Go “Ooh”, “Ah” and “Ouch!”

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Another great item posted by Juliet Robertson at Creative STAR Learning Ltd. She shares Ian Gilbert’s provocative questions on outdoor learning and play. This gets your brain working!

Read More Published: 12.10.17

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry Commission Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland