Challenge 4 change
Making change in society by outdoor activitiy
Developing through climbing
Opening up climbing to school children with special needs.
Save the Crayfish
Looking to prevent the White-clawed crayfish becoming extinct.
Rooted in Summer
Summer camp for helping mental health and well being.
More on Moors
Learning more about our Moorlands
Long walks taking down barriers
Taking homeless and marginalised people into the outdoors
Schools out on the Alta Via
school group taking on the Alta Via 1
A voyage for development
Youth development through adventurous sailing challenge
Helping Young Campers
Teignmouth Community School summer camping experience
Walking Through Winter
Helping young walkers all year round
Highlighting the benefits of the outdoors through art
Agoonoree Scout Camp
Supporting a special needs Scout Camp
Running after the Asparagus
Asparagus colour run 2019
Soul Sailors: Adventure for the Homeless
Supporting the homeless through sailing
Alpkit Foundation and the Notorious B.O.G
taking action against erosion
Enhancing Porters Welfare
Training nepalese porters
Nat Spring: 40 Day Wellbeing Challenge
Nat Spring's journey to recovery
Join us for the long easter weekend.
come along and catch nature off guard this weekend.
Pedalling the Parks
1600-mile cycle ride across the UK’s National Parks
Alpkit Foundation needs you
Join our team of trustees
Competition Winners Begin Their Adventure
Winners of the Boulder Adventure competition depart on their trip
Curious and Wild Nights Out
Supporting microadventures through the Curious School of the Wild
Vision of Adventure
Big pillow auction funds go to Vision of Adventure
Ala Archa 2018
Studying climate change on the glaciers of Northern Kyrgyzstan
We are the charity that enables people to Go Nice Places And Do Good Things.
We do this by making small awards to people, groups and schools that work to remove the barriers in getting outdoors and experience wild places.
Spending time outdoors is good for the mind, body and soul. But generally people are spending less time outdoors. That is a problem we're helping to tackle
Every month Alpkit donates 1% of its sales plus the proceeds from events such as the Big Shakeout. Alpkit will donate at least 10% of its annual profit to the Foundation each year.
We support direct action where we can make a positive difference and help people get out and experience wild places.
This could be:
The only criteria we apply in making awards is that the project meets the funding criteria and the Alpkit Foundation has the enough money in the pot.
We support projects that in some way leave the world a nicer place. And we're delighted to have already awarded over £100,000 to over 300 projects worldwide.
But there are a few things we're not. The Foundation isn't a form of commercial sponsorship, holiday money or gap year funding and we don't give to organised charity challenges as these might not benefit from our help as much as other adventures.
The Alpkit Foundation is an independent charity registered with the Charities Commision (Reg No 1162585). It is funded by Alpkit and individual donations. Every pound donated to the Foundation will directly support outdoor activity.
The Alpkit Foundation supports projects that enables people to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from Going Nice Places and Doing Good Things. It favours direct action and support. If you have a project that cannot go ahead without or support then let us know.
When you apply we will acknowledge your application and let you know the date of the next trustee meeting. We currently meet two months and will get in touch if we need more information.
We welcome you to donate to the Foundation and all donations will directly support our projects. There are several ways you can donate.
In store - visit an Alpkit store and make a cash donation. It is an old school approach but you can grab a mug of coffee at the same time!
Post - Fill in a dontion form and post it to us.
Online - You can donate online using Paypal Giving Fund, a direct donation or via Facebook Fundraiser
The Alpkit Foundation is an independent charity. It is registered with the Charities Commission in the UK (Registration Number 1162585). The charity is managed by seven trustees. The four director co-owners of Alpkit are trustees along with an independent trustee, staff trustee and customer trustee. The independent trustee, staff trustee and customer trustee are all annual appointments. Please get in touch if you would like more information on our work.
We support projects that enable people to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from going outdoors. Our support takes the form of direct action by giving our assistance to help projects get off the ground. This can be in the form of financial support, publicity, advice or resource.
If you have a project that cannot go ahead without our support then let us know. When you apply we will acknowledge your application and let you know the date of the next trustee meeting. We currently meet once every two months and will get in touch if we need more information.
If possible, please apply at least 3 months before the start of a project so that the trustees have time to consider it at their next meeting.
If you are making an application for the Boulder Adventures residential course - please fill out the standard form and add 'Boulder Adventures Application' in the Project Title field.
Tell us about yourself and what you want to do - Preference will be given to activities that demonstrate best value for money and support wider groups of people.
Every pound donated to the Foundation goes directly to support the outdoors. If you are a UK tax payer, don’t forget to sign the Gift Aid Declaration. It means we can reclaim the tax on this and any future donations you may make. You can make postal donations, cheques should be made payable to Alpkit Foundation. Download the PDF donation form<
Some dedicated fundraisers have even run events to raise funds for the Alpkit Foundation. We have to give a big shout out to the Asparagus run team who raised £2500 in 2019.
Other, more convenient was of donating to the foundation are.. you can make cash donations in every in Alpkit stores or:
100% of donations made via the PayPal Giving Fund Portal will go to the charity.
Visit the Alpkit Foundation donation page to get started.
Donations are made direct into our account however there is a 1.4% +20p fee per donation - so we do not get the full benefit of your donation.
Your fundraising efforts will go into our PayPal Giving Fund so you can be sure 100% of the amount raised will go to the charity.
The Alpkit Foundation is a not-for-profit independent charity founded on 8 July 2015. It is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that is registered with the Charities Commision in the UK. More details including its aims and financial accounts can be found on the Charities Commision website.