Cairngorms National Park

The snowy mountains of Cairngorms

Travel Grant Scheme

Our travel grant scheme is aimed at supporting schools and voluntary and community groups making educational visits to the Cairngorms National Park.

Please note that due to exceptional demand, the budget for our 2016 / 17 grant scheme has been fully committed and we are unable to accept any further applications this year.

The Cairngorms National Park is an excellent outdoor classroom and can be studied across the curriculum from biology and geography to art, history and even music. A variety of educational resources have already been produced to support outdoor learning in the Cairngorms National Park with outdoor learning seen as a key approach to delivering the Curriculum for Excellence. However, one of the key barriers that teachers and groups face is the high cost of travel to or around the National Park.

The Outdoor Learning travel grant will help to overcome this barrier, offering schools anywhere in Scotland, or voluntary and community groups within or close to the Park, up to 75% transport costs, up to £200. Priority will be given to schools and groups from deprived areas, those who have not visited the Park before and groups who support people with disabilities, young people, ethnic minorities and those who experience economic disadvantage or health inequality.

The activity should:

  • Take place in the Cairngorms National Park, including the nine National Nature Reserves (NNRs)
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Involve Ranger Services and NNR staff in the National Park where possible
  • Help deliver Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning experiences

If you think your school or group is eligible to apply, complete the application form online or download and send/email it to us:

The travel grant scheme is supported by Cairngorms National Park Authority.