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Grants scheme aims to help schools branch out into nature


By Alan Beresford

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LOCAL schools are being urged to apply to a programme which provides equipment to help children understand nature.

Schools could win a variety of equipment to help pupils better understand nature.
Schools could win a variety of equipment to help pupils better understand nature.

Birdboxes, bee hotels and fire woks, backed up by expert support, are just some of the items available free to schools as part of Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

The grants provide an assortment of nature equipment up to the value of £500 and a two hour training session. The packages are customisable, enabling early years settings, infant, primary and secondary schools to choose from a menu of items which best suit their learners and their setting.

Following the popularity of Local School Nature Grants in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 the scheme has been expanded for 2021. On offer are 625 grants and a wider mix of products and training to appeal to an even broader range of ages.

This scheme does not provide cash grants to schools.

For more information about the scheme and to apply visit https://naturegrants.ltl.org.uk/


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