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As part of our work, 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.
We encourage potential applicants to team up with partners from the outdoor industry such as brands, retailers and activity providers, especially those who are already members of the coalition (you can find details of all coalition members here). We are also keen to see applications that can secure match funding from other organisations, which can help initiatives be more viable and sustainable, and engage with a larger number of people.
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.
The It’s Great Out There Coalition awards grants of between €1,000 and €5,000 (with a limit of one grant per organisation), and projects that can demonstrate sustainability and will keep operating after the funding period are particularly encouraged.
While we have to set out criteria and there are limitations on what an #itsgreatoutthere grant can support, we are very open to a wide range of ideas. We’re happy to hear about any project that will encourage and inspire more people to get active outdoors.
So, if you are developing a project, or would like to, please get in touch!