CSGN Learning Outdoors Fund

Purpose of the Fund (THIS FUND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS)

The CSGN Learning Outdoors Funding supports small scale learning activity to:

  • Develop school grounds for learning and natural play (definition below)
  • Develop the surrounding area of woods and greenspace for learning and natural play
  • Provide equipment for learning and natural play outdoors(learning equipment and other tools, clothing)
  • Contribute to training or other resources for outdoor learning and natural play

Natural Play definition: 'Natural play' is child-led outdoor play that takes place either in natural spaces or in playgrounds where natural elements have been introduced to enrich play. These elements can include structural changes such as dips and hollows, large bespoke sand play areas, logs, boulders, willow dens, trees and shrubs as well as 'loose natural materials' such as straw bales, sticks, cones, bark, water, mud (and storage facilities for these).

Eligibility For the Previous Round (2013)

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Learning Outdoors Fund was available for all educational (nursery, primary, secondary) establishments within the CSGN area that met the funding criteria.

Projects Awarded Funding

Some examples of previous recipients' projects can be viewed on the case studies page.