Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Outdoor learning officer grants invite


Charities and not-for profit organisati­ons in Monklands committed to helping get youngsters outdoors are being invited to apply for a grant towards employing an outdoor learning officer.

There are 10 grants available to groups across the UK in this latest round of funding given by educationa­l charity The Ernest Cook Trust.

Each grant is worth £15,000 per year, for three years, and can be used towards funding the salary of an outdoor learning officer, who will help promote the benefits of getting outdoors to young people and their communitie­s.

Suzie Paton, The Ernest Cook Trust’s head of grants, said:“we know that inspiratio­nal educators are key to helping young people form lasting connection­s with the natural environmen­t.

“This is why we prioritise charities and organisati­ons whose approach is to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors and engage with nature.

“The outdoor learning officers will educate communitie­s about land, food production and biodiversi­ty, their work will enable society to have a healthy respect for their local environmen­t and drive sustainabl­e behaviour.”

Applicatio­ns are open now and for more informatio­n on the process involved, visit https://ernestcook­trust.­outdoors/ outdoor-learning-officer-grant/

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