We fund your project.

We provide financial support to small, grassroots non-profit organisations running deserving projects that deliver Outdoor Activity Days in local communities effectively breaking down barriers to outdoor access.

Next call for proposals 01.02.2023

Next deadline 28.02.2023

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Our impact = your impact

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Financial support for your Outdoor Activity Days project.

Through our grants programme you can receive up to €5000 to deliver physical actvity in nature as well as request gear and other support to break down the barriers to outdoor activity.

Max. €5.000

+ gear and support request

De Buurtcamping - photo by Vincent van Kleef
De Buurtcamping - photo by Vincent van Kleef

Why Outdoor Activity Days?

The key benefits of streamlining our activation efforts through Outdoor Activity Days are:

To maximise our impact beyond activation by funding inclusive and responsible activation

To set a quality standard for funded projects

To set a transparent performance indicator

To serve as a tangible currency for donations and membership contributions

Who can apply with what kind of projects?

Any not-for-profit organisation from within the European geographical area can apply to receive funding.

Besides the eligibility criteria set out in the terms and conditions, certain minimum requirements apply to each Outdoor Activity Day delivered:

Each day focuses on activating primarily inactive people
Each day includes at least 150 minutes of outdoors physical activity.
Each day provides a safe environment guaranteed by outdoor professionals.
Each day is delivered inclusively, sustainably and responsibly.
Each day includes an environmental education element.
De Buurtcamping - photo by Vincent van Kleef
De Buurtcamping - photo by Vincent van Kleef

Who decides?

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted by an independent Grant Selection Committee. The shortlist is scored by the It’s Great Out There Coalition members. Applications having the highest combined Committee and member score will be allocated funding until the budget for the referencing period has been spent.

Matchmaking

We try to bring our members and their favourite grant projects as close together as possible, so that they can jointly benefit from closer collaboration:
  • Increased visibility on both sides;
  • Meeting gear needs;
  • Potential prolonged collaboration;

How it works • How it works • How it works • 

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