What do birdboxes, bee hotels, den making kits, planters and nature experts all have in common? They are all available free to schools as part of Learning Through Landscapes new Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
LOCAL SCHOOLS NATURE GRANTS
I know some of my schools have been very successful in gaining funding and I wanted to let you know the first round date for grant submission is April 27th and second round 11th May.
The grants provide an assortment of nature equipment, outdoor resources and a two hour training session to the value of £500.
The packages are customisable, enabling schools to choose from a menu of over 100 different items which best suit their learners and their setting. There are some pretty cool things you can apply for, such as a Ghillie Kettle Kit, something I always wanted to buy when I was teaching, Wildlife Camera, Insect Study Centre, Wild Birds Kit, School Raised Beds Pack (Large) http://School Raised Beds Pack (Large) and much much more.
All schools in England, Scotland and Wales are welcome to apply, with training being most suitable for those who work with Reception to Key stage 3.
The aim of the project is to make it easy to get young people in touch with nature, and so the application process is quick and straight forward.
More information is at the LTL website http://www.ltl.org.uk/naturegrants/guidance.php
Good luck with your applications.
Have a play filled week!