?>Berkshire Outdoor Education Trust - Grants

Grants

The Trust have an income of approximately £20,000 a year from their investments, available for distribution.  Grants are generally made using the criteria set out below.  Grants would not normally be made where pupils are being taken outside of Great Britain.  Grant applications are generally considered in June.

  • 1. Where a significant number of children in the school qualify for free school meals and / or the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) means a block grant would be made to defray part of the cost for all pupils in the group.  The amount awarded would normally be in the region of £500 - £3,000.

  • 2. Where the applying school wishes to assist 2 or 3 pupils whose parents might have difficulty in meeting the cost of participating, grants of between £200 and £500 would normally be made.

  • 3. The trust favour applications to Rhos y Gwaliau (RYG) but other centres will be considered.

Note, these criteria are not set in stone; the Trustees can be flexible so long as the objectives of the Trust are achieved, and all applications will be assessed on their merits.

Schools wishing to apply for grants should download the Grant Application Form (PDF) or (DOCX).  Completed forms should be with the Secretary to the Trustees by 25th May each year in time for the June meeting.

As well as the completed form, all applicants must provide the Trust with a supporting statement on letter headed paper which should include:

  • The deprivation factor of the school
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils in the school
  • Any other challenges that the school faces (e.g. area of high unemployment, financial hardship of families)
  • The benefits that the children will gain as a result of receiving a grant

Please see Contact Us for the address and other contact details of the Secretary to the Trust to whom the application form and all other communications with the Trust should be sent.

Post Trip Evaluation

It is a condition of any grant awarded that a post-trip evaluation is completed. 

The Trust's Evaluation Form (PDF) or (DOCX) should be sent to the Secretary to the Trustees as soon after the visit as possible.  If evaluation forms are not recieved, your organisation may not be eligible for future awards.

     
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