15th June 2017
A popular travel grant initiative that can help schools and voluntary groups experience the wonders of the Cairngorms National Park is open again for applications.
The scheme is open to all schools in Scotland and voluntary groups who experience disadvantage, to make educational trips to the Park with grants of up to £200 or 75 per cent of their travel costs. The expense involved in traveling to the Park can act as a barrier to many groups who would benefit greatly from visiting the area and the learning opportunities that the Park offers.
Priority will be given to applications from schools and groups from areas of social deprivation, 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.
Alan Smith, the CNPA’s Outdoor Learning Officer said: “Whether you are a secondary school planning a field trip to study landforms and management of the Park, a primary school doing their John Muir Award or a disabled ramblers group joining a Ranger for a guided walk in the Park, then this grant is available for you.”