Traveling can be expensive. To help schools and groups experience the great outdoors in the National Park we are offering an Educational Travel Grant, covering up to 75% of total transport costs, up to a maximum award of £200, based on the number of funding criteria met.
Due to limited funds grant payments will be limited to one grant award per school/group in any one financial year. Payments will be capped depending on overall funding availability.
A few simple criteria need to be met in order for funding to be awarded:
- The grant can be used for transport costs to and from your school or group’s meeting place to the National Park and the costs of accessing Inchcailloch for outdoor learning activities.
- Educational travel grant applications are welcome for visits to the National Park.
- The activity applied for should where applicable:
- Raise awareness and understanding of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
- Involve the National Park Ranger Service where possible
- Help deliver Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning experiences
- Applicants must be either a school within Scotland (within and out with the National Park) or groups and intermediaries who support and work with people experiencing some form of disadvantage
Priority will be given to schools and groups from areas of multiple deprivation and those who have not visited the National Park (or worked with the Ranger Service) previously.
- Payments will only be made to the School/Group applying for funding support and not to any third party (e.g. coach hire companies)
- Payments will be made by BACS transfer directly to the account you have provided with your application
- Proof of costs must be provided either as a written quote or pro-forma invoice from the company or submission of travel fares (e.g. rail/bus tickets) with copy of final invoice submitted once visit has taken place
Applicants must provide a short report of their trip (including pre and post visit): summarising activities undertaken, what they have learned about the National Park, and where possible, include photographs (with permissions for National Park Authority use).