Alpkit Foundation News

Snowdon-lydgate-challenge
23 05 2017 - News

Lydgate School’s Snowdon Summit
Lydgate pupils on their first mountain adventure

Hld-drawing
09 05 2017 - News

The Highest, Longest, Darkest Challenge
Overcoming obstacles in the outdoors

Akf-attenborough
03 05 2017 - News

Sensory Garden in the Attenborough Nature Centre
Sensory planters for the Visually Impaired

Nature Discovery Centre
23 04 2017 - News

Nature Memories Café
A coffee morning for dementia sufferers

Antonyschool
04 04 2017 - News

Aiding Training for Ten Tors
Training up for Ten Tors

Treesforcities
27 03 2017 - News

Trees for Cities
Planting a wet woodland

Scouts
17 03 2017 - News

Scouts Youth in Adventure
Supporting the Scouts

Lydgate
10 03 2017 - News

Boots for Snowdon
Boots to climb Snowdon.

Durham youth
22 02 2017 - News

Durham Youth Project
Helping Durham City Centre youth project

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01 02 2017 - News

Deer Fencing and Native Woodlands
Fencing off new woodlands

Dofescotland-2
20 01 2017 - News

Building Opportunities within DofE
Helping Scotland D of E

Noahsark
06 01 2017 - News

Noah’s Ark Project
Offering simple woodland learning opportunities

Lemurreport
29 12 2016 - News

Conserving Lemurs
Conservation research in Madagascar

Amber
22 12 2016 - News

Going coast to coast
building positive pathways across Devon

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24 11 2016 - News

Bushcraft for NeuroMuscular Dystrophy
Helping NeuroMuscular Dystrophy with bushcraft skills

Camden vpc
15 11 2016 - News

Supporting volunteer police cadets
funding for young police cadets

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11 08 2016 - News

Helping Kids Complete their Bronze DofE
Helping students gain their bronze DofE

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10 08 2016 - News

Supporting Sheldon School and the Ten Tors Challenge
Helping to increase participation in the Ten Tors Challenge

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09 08 2016 - News

Path Hill Outdoors
Supporting students on a Swedish expedition

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08 08 2016 - News

Helping to protect London’s River Lea
Improving the water quality of the River Lea

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26 07 2016 - News

Hexthorpe Social Enterprise CIC
Providing camping trips for families

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25 07 2016 - News

The Astley Cooper School
Supporting their DofE award scheme

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22 07 2016 - News

Supporting Sheffield City Council
Getting kids outdoors

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19 07 2016 - News

Forest School Training at Manorbrook Primary School
Supporting Manorbrook Primary School

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.

Apply

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.

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Donate

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.

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Governance

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.

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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.

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Alpkit Foundation
(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.

David Hanney

Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit.

Nick Smith

Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit.

Colin Stocker

Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit.

Kenny Stocker

Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit.

Adge Last

Independent Trustee.

Jack Robinson

Staff Trustee.

Ashleigh Naysmith

Staff Trustee.

Debbie Read

Customer Trustee.