14thFebruary 2023

Foraging for Wild Plants


NatureScot provides guidance on Foraging for Wild Plants. There is also a Foraging pack for schools. Download PDFs of the Gaelic and English language versions.

6thApril 2022

Learning in Local Greenspace – an evaluation report


NatureScot have published this report March 2022Munro, S.A. 2022. Learning in Local Greenspace - an evaluation report. NatureScot Research Report No.1296. The report found that, among other things, that the percentage of teachers taking learning outdoors in their local greenspace regularly, rose from 28% to 49%. Teacher confidence in taking learning outdoors [...]

9thJanuary 2020

Nature Reserve Travel Grants


2020 is the Year of Coasts and Waters. Nature Reserve Travel Grants of up to £500 are also available through Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund to allow groups of young people to connect with our coasts and waters by visiting one of Scotland’s many stunning national or [...]

15thMay 2019

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority Grant Scheme


£81,000 is available for projects which support the sustainable development of our communities and the area’s natural, cultural and built heritage. The scheme is open to a range of organisations to help support projects that deliver against one or more of the outcomes listed in the National Park Partnership Plan. [...]

24thMay 2018

Hostelling Scotland Explorer Fund


This Scottish Youth Hostel Association fund is available for schools and youth groups to support accommodation and full catering costs for up to 3 nights in any of the Hostelling Scotland Youth Hostels. This includes sites in both the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Parks. The closing date [...]

3rdMay 2018

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Grant Scheme


Funding is available for projects that help enhance the National Park as a place to live, work and visit, and support the National Park Partnership Plan and local Community Action Plans outcomes. £10,000 of the fund has been ring-fenced for projects that deliver a range of benefits for or work [...]

1stMay 2018

Food for Thought Education Fund 2018/19


This fund is open to early learning and childcare centres, primary schools, secondary schools and ASN schools, to develop food and health education. Successful bids can receive up to £3000. Applications close on 23 May. This year, Learning for Sustainability and Outdoor Learning are 2 of the suggested themes to [...]

20thMarch 2018

Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund


Scottish Natural Heritage has launched a two year Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund, to support more young people to have regular, frequent, structured and progressive outdoor learning experiences. Applications are invited by midnight on 30 April 2018.