Awarded Grants

Over the years, some incredible projects have already received funding. Find out more about previously funded project below.

From Madrid to the mountains with support from #itsgreatoutthere

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Latest #itsgreatoutthere grants will deliver thousands of days of outdoor activities

Grass roots projects around Europe are set to deliver thousands of days of outdoor activities after securing support from the It’s Great Out There Coalition. In the latest round of #itsgreatoutthere grants, seven non-profit initiatives will receive between €1,000 and €5,000, which will help them to deliver almost 2,000 ‘Outdoor

About the first round of 2021 #itsgreatoutthere grants

The following seven projects have been awarded #itsgreatoutthere grants of between €1,000 and €5,000: Outdoor Days for Women Beginners (Taivasalla Outdoor Club, Finland). “Our wish is to organise an outdoor day event for 10-15 women, who describe themselves as novice outdoor people with a strong motivation to learn more about

#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

Skills for Living

Report by Lisa Smedley, Young Person Practitioner at Action for Children We run a service called Skills for Living, for Care experienced Young people aged 16-24. These are vulnerable young people whom usually struggle mentally and social, we therefore work with them around their mental health, relationships and emotional anxiety.


On the 6th of may 2019 eleven students of the SMaC school embarked with their educators and some volunteers in a 5-day bicycle journey in the Wachau region of Austria. Starting from the medieval town of Melk, the group followed the course of the Danube river for 120 km, sleeping

11 students, 15 days, one goal: Crossing the Pyrenees

Each year, students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade at a school in Hamburg (Winterhuder Reformschule) prepare for a 2-week challenge. A challenge that pushes students physically and mentally. About 6 months before the challenges, the teachers consider different options. The challenges are then announced and each of the students


Inner city London school benefits from an outdoor industry grant to research children’s activity habits, and triples World Health Organization recommendations In a break with tradition, Rosendale Primary School in Lambeth has been encouraging its early years pupils to be more active by embracing technology. Thanks to a €5,000 grant

Stamford Welland Academy

Latest #itsgreatoutthere grant helps hundreds of young people explore the outdoors on water Hundreds of young people from a school in eastern England are enjoying new experiences in the outdoors thanks to the award of an #itsgreatoutthere grant. Over 400 students, including 128 who had never been on the water

New #itsgreatoutthere grant for Rosendale school

New #itsgreatoutthere grant supports inner city school project The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed that the next #itsgreatoutthere grant will be awarded to a collaboration between Finnish children’s outdoor brand Reima and an inner city primary school in London. The grant will help the two partners run a

De Buurtcamping

photo by Vincent van Kleef New #itsgreatoutthere grant helps communities to connect through campsites in city parks The It’s Great Out There Coalition has awarded its seventh #itsgreatoutthere grant to a Dutch project called De Buurtcamping. The initiative is designed to unify local communities and provide opportunities for those living

37 pupils are travelling by bike through the Netherlands

The 37 pupils of class 7b from the “Freie Waldorfschule am Kräherwald e.V.” are travelling by bike through the Netherlands. For two weeks the girls and boys discover cities and the landscape of Holland, sleep in tents and will have to resist wind and weather. They will do something they

It’s Great Out There: FMM Big Mountain Clean Up

Every year on the first Saturday of June, FFM (Madrilenian federation of mountaineering), convene the mountaineers from Madrid to share a day in nature. Anyone can participate in the project ” IT’S GREAT OUT THERE ” that the FFM is organising every year with their main sponsors OUTDOOR SIN LÍMITE

It’s Great Out There: School on Wheels expedition up the Danube river

Adventures take many forms, and can have a different purpose and meaning to every person that takes part. For one intrepid group of teenagers and volunteers from Italy who set out on their adventure this April, the challenge before them was a considerable one – to cycle 170km along the

Crossing The Alps with a school class

Justin ramms his walking sticks into the muddy ground. It has been raining all night, again. It still drizzles from above but Justin is in a highly positive mood. He knows that today only three hours of hiking lie ahead. Usually, we never walk less than five hours per day…

Trek with donkeys by AKU

#ItsGreatOutThere Trekking with Donkeys AKU is associated to the European Outdoor Group and has decided to promote this campaign with the event Trek with donkeys, one of the most appreciated events of the “Cammina con i Gufi” (Hiking with the Owls), which every September since 2005 has been taking place