We want to inspire you to get active and enjoy the outdoors

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The It’s Great Out There Coalition

We are an International Non Profit Association with the aim to:


people to
get active


people and
outdoor projects
through grants


through lobbying politicians
and governing bodies to
support outdoor activity


Be inspired to get active

Here you can find inspiring stories from other users. Many tips, tricks and ideas will motivate you for your next outdoor adventure. Because it’s always great out there.

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We support awesome projects

The It’s Great Out There Coalition awards grants to deserving projects that share our core objective to ‘Get Europe Active Outdoors’.

Any non-profit organisation can apply for an #itsgreatoutthere grant. The grants will be given to initiatives that focus on grass roots projects, which have primarily been developed to take new participants into the outdoors.

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Support your future!

It’s great out there supports extraordinary projects with strong partners who want to be present. Present where they are really needed. We work Europe-wide to inspire and promote outdoor activities.

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WHO guidelines on physical activity

“Being physically active…can help add years to life and life to years”

At #itsgreatoutthere campaign HQ (which moves around, but is usually on a hill or mountain somewhere), we were very interested to see the news that the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new physical activity guidelines, recommending that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity
Black Girls Hike

Inclusivity and diversity in the outdoors – leading campaigners in the news

From the moment that we launched the #itsgreatoutthere campaign, one of our key priorities has been to encourage greater diversity in the outdoors. We have championed projects that seek to accomplish this and actively supported many through our #itsgreatoutthere grants programme, directly helping thousands of new people from many different

Bringing nature back to our #BeActive lives – free online event on Thursday 10 December

Next week, our colleagues at the European Outdoor Group (EOG) will be participating in an exciting online seminar, organised by the European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS). ‘Bringing nature back to our #BeActive lives’ will feature a panel of experts from across the outdoor and sports industry, including EOG President

outdoorsmiles competition – highlights

These pictures made us smile. There’s something special about seeing someone outdoors with a big smile on their face. You can feel the positive impact nature has on them in that moment. Whether it was a refreshing walk in the park, or a adventurous hike with friends. Going through all


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