Help us to get Europe Active Outdoors

Submit your project to deliver Outdoor Activity Days before 31st March 2021 to benefit from an #itsgreatoutthere grant.

The #itsgreatoutthere grants

Grants for small, local organisations running deserving projects delivering Outdoor Activity Days in local communities to break down the barriers outdoor activation.

Introduction

Each year, the It’s Great Out There Coalition gives out grants to local non-profit organisations and activity providers around Europe to help Get Europe Active Outdoors responsibly. Research overwhelmingly indicates that being active outdoors makes people more healthy, both physically and mentally, promotes community feeling, and makes us more aware of the natural environment around us and thus more keen to protect it. Meanwhile, a lack of access to nature and to the experts who have the knowledge to help citizens get out there safely and responsibly for the first time, are major barriers preventing activation. By giving out grants, we aim to break down those barriers. We want to support small grass roots organisations that are working hard to help people get active outdoors within their own communities. We invite and encourage diversity, and in doing so hope to gain important insights into how we can best tackle the obstacles to activation on a European level.

News

Launch of #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days aims to boost participation across Europe

  The It’s Great Out There Coalition has unveiled details of a new concept that will be at the heart of the next phase of its long term project to get Europe active outdoors. The coalition has launched #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days, which will deliver clear and measurable results for
Learning to love the outdoors with the Youth Adventure Trust

The Coalition launches #itsgreatoutthere Outdoor Activity Days and announces a new round of funding for grassroots projects

  Since its launch in 2017, the Coalition has grown into a major pan-European movement, inspiring citizens to get active in the outdoors. Through the #itsgreatouthere campaign, the coalition has both promoted outdoor participation to the public and worked with European institutions to influence policy that encourages active lifestyles. In

#itsgreatoutthere grant helps hundreds of young people discover adventure in the mountains

Early in 2020, we awarded an #itsgreatoutthere grant to a ‘En Passant par la Montagne’ (‘Through the Mountain’), a non-profit initiative that allows young people and adults in underprivileged or challenging circumstances to access the mountains and outdoor sports as a source of motivation and support to rise above their

Young people from six nations will benefit from new #itsgreatoutthere grants

10 micro-grants of €1.000 awarded The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed the 10 projects that will be supported in the latest round of #itsgreatoutthere grants. Local initiatives in six different countries that mainly involve young people, will each receive €1.000, to help them get new participants active in

Who can apply?

Any not-for-profit organisation can apply to receive funding. Grants can be awarded to support projects that reach citizens of all ages and from any background. However, one priority we have identified is ideas that will help young people access the outdoors for the first time, particularly those who are based in the inner cities or live in circumstances that mean getting access to the hills and mountains is really difficult.

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Deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021

64460

EUR spent on 17 projects

6283

people activated

17

projects in 2020

Awarded Grants

#itsgreatoutthere grant helps hundreds of young people discover adventure in the mountains

Early in 2020, we awarded an #itsgreatoutthere grant to a ‘En Passant par la Montagne’ (‘Through the Mountain’), a non-profit initiative that allows young people and adults in underprivileged or challenging circumstances to access the mountains and outdoor sports as a source of motivation and support to rise above their

Young people from six nations will benefit from new #itsgreatoutthere grants

10 micro-grants of €1.000 awarded The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed the 10 projects that will be supported in the latest round of #itsgreatoutthere grants. Local initiatives in six different countries that mainly involve young people, will each receive €1.000, to help them get new participants active in

Outdoor with TERNUA and #itsgreatoutthere by CREPS

For several years now, the CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Vallon Pont d’Arc has been making outdoor activities more accessible to young people who do not engage in physical activity, are lost on the education system, looking for work, and often in social difficulties, aged 16 to 25 years. The activities aimed to

Free to be Kids – growing children’s emotional health

“Free to be Kids” projects for lasting positive memories outdoors: The projects the kids undertake with “Free to be Kids” are designed to give them the opportunity to experience adventure, inclusion, safe challenge and to make lasting positive memories in natural settings. The wider aim of the organisation’s work is

Questions?

So, if you are developing a project, or would like to, please fill out the short online application form or email us at info@itsgreatoutthere.com with any questions or remarks!

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