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COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Grants for schools and colleges

Grants for schools and colleges

COVID UPDATE: All of the education sites and providers across the National Park are being effected by COVID in different ways. Please check individual websites for the most up-to-date information on their current operation and offer to schools. Government guidance, updated on 5 November, states that schools are able to take pupils on non-overnight domestic educational visits. See here for more information.

Helping students enjoy high-quality learning experiences in school or college and in the National Park.

In-school Visits – £250 grant available to all schools and colleges (NEW for 2020/21 only)

All schools and colleges are eligible to apply for up to £250 towards the cost of booking an expert-led session in-school (or nearby green space). The visit must be led by a member of Our South Downs National Park Education Network. Applications can be made for visits up to the end of Spring Term 2021. The fund is limited and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We will update this page if we are not currently accepting applications. If you need any help please contact us at learning@southdowns.gov.uk

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Fully-facilitated School Trips – £550 grant available to eligible schools and colleges (NEW for 2020/21 only)

All Secondary Schools, Colleges, Special Schools plus any primary school with over 25% of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding* can apply for up to £550 towards the cost of a trip (transport and activities) within the National Park. The visit must be to a site within Our South Downs National Park Education Network. Applications can be made for trips up to the end of Spring Term 2021. The fund is limited and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We will update this page if we are not currently accepting applications. If you need any help please contact us at learning@southdowns.gov.uk

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Travel Grant Scheme – £300 available to eligible schools and colleges (ONGOING)

Any school or college with over 10% of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding* can apply for up to £300 towards the cost of transport to visit a site within the National Park. Applications can be made up to 12 months in advance of your planned visit. Your school can make one application per school year using this form.  The fund is limited and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We will update this page if we are not currently accepting applications. If you need any help please contact us at travelgrants@southdowns.gov.uk

The South Downs National Park Authority Travel Grant helps over 2,000 pupils to visit the South Downs National Park each year.

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Eligible providers and destinations

Search on the National Park Learning Map or look through Our South Downs sites and providers as a list, also available as a Word document (our list is not exhaustive, if you feel a site or provider should be added, please get in touch to discuss this with us.)

*We use the “Get information about schools service” as our data source to determine  a school’s eligibility.

Other grants for schools

The South Downs National Park Trust offers a range of grants and competitions to help schools and young people engage with the special qualities of the National Park.

Visit their website for more information – www.southdownstrust.org.uk/schools

 

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