Alpkit Foundation News
UBMC Training Volunteer Instructors
Instructor training for university clubs
Endeavour for Empowerment
Climbing towards positive futures
Catching up with Trees for Cities
Urban tree planting in Bradford
Westhaven School’s DofE Success
D of E for young people with SEN
The Ashdown Centre’s Outdoor Adventure
Accessible outdoor adventure at Lodge Hill
Catching up with the Nature Memories Café
Further funding for the Nature Café
Bantu Ubuntu Be-Cycling
Sustainability and wellbeing awareness in Africa
APEX 5 Medical Research
Medical Research in Bolivia
Castle Manor Academy takes Education Outdoors
Learning outside of the Classroom
Accessible cycling for less able-bodied adults
Lydgate School’s Snowdon Summit
Lydgate pupils on their first mountain adventure
The Highest, Longest, Darkest Challenge
Overcoming obstacles in the outdoors
Sensory Garden in the Attenborough Nature Centre
Sensory planters for the Visually Impaired
Nature Memories Café
A coffee morning for dementia sufferers
Aiding Training for Ten Tors
Training up for Ten Tors
Trees for Cities
Planting a wet woodland
Scouts Youth in Adventure
Supporting the Scouts
Boots for Snowdon
Boots to climb Snowdon.
Durham Youth Project
Helping Durham City Centre youth project
Deer Fencing and Native Woodlands
Fencing off new woodlands
Building Opportunities within DofE
Helping Scotland D of E
Noah’s Ark Project
Offering simple woodland learning opportunities
Conservation research in Madagascar
Going coast to coast
building positive pathways across Devon
Go Nice Places, Do Good Things
The Alpkit Foundation was set up in July 2015 to help people overcome obstacles and enable them to Go Nice Places and Do Good Things.
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:
- £50 to £500 cash to individuals, groups, schools and organisations to enable outdoor experiences and expeditions that otherwise couldn’t happen; e.g. giving a cash grant to a school to fund transport costs
- Provide discounted equipment for purposeful adventures and expeditions to individuals, groups, schools and organisations at discounts that wouldn’t be viable without support from the Alpkit Foundation
- Support outdoor educational programs; e.g. grants for expedition First Aiders or Mountain Leader Training that wouldn’t be possible without Alpkit Foundation support
- Support conservation and environmental projects; e.g. grants to help rewild woodland
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 leaves the world a better place. And we're delighted to have helped more than 100 projects globally in our first year.
Youth in Adventure Fund - We support the Scout Association through the Youth in Adventure Fund – a new Grant Programme to equip young people in Scouting (aged 18-25) with skills that will allow them to lead adventurous activities in Scouting for other young people. To apply for this award please visit the Scouts Association website directly.
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 once every 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. You can donate online using BT's mydonate service or complete a donation form and return it to us.
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.
Apply and let the adventure begin
Tell us about yourself and what you want to do
We support projects that enable people to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from Going Nice Places and Doing Good Things. Our support takes the form of direct action which can be financial support, training, conservation projects or resource. It isn't a form of commercial sponsorship, holiday funding or supporting charity challenges. If you have a project but need help then get in touch.
Preference will be given to activities that demonstrate best value for money, engage people in the outdoors and support wider groups of people.
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.
Every pound donated to the Foundation goes directly to support the outdoors. Cheques should be made payable to Alpkit Foundation. 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.
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(Charities Commision Registration Number 1162585)
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.