Valuing time with others
A weekend to boost confidence
Erb’s Palsy Group Go Climbing
Climbing and caving experience day for children with Erb's Palsy
(Less than) 3 weeks ‘til the Big Shakeout!
Not long until our yearly celebration of the outdoors and adventure
Win with Thornbridge Outdoors
Teuchters on Tour
Fundraising cycle trip
Recovery in the Wild
Aiding addiction recovery
Castle Manor’s Camp Out
Building skills, confidence, and resilience in the outdoors
Recording Human Impact on Coastlines
Student expedition along the Icelandic coast
Ashford Winter Night Shelter
Camping beds for the Ashford Winter Night Shelter
Outdoor Learning at Sylva Wood
Creating future forests with local children
Adventures for Life Skills
Building life skills through a 19 day adventure in the Scottish Highlands
Sea Kayaking Iceland
Researching human impact on remote coastlines
Climbing With The Pivot Academy
The Pivot Academy is going climbing
Hiking with Confidence
ESTEEM's French Pyrenees Hike
27 Peaks in 77 Days
Jarda Zaoral is taking on Europes 27 peaks
A high, long and dark challenge
adventure challenges in the Lake District
GB Paraclimber Starts a New Challenge
John Churcher starts an outdoor bouldering mission
May Day Madness!
Join us for an action packed weekend
A Bushcraft Ride
Feeling free on a tandem ride
Join us for an Easter Eggstravaganza
Join us for a weekend of activities
A Walking Work of Art
Solo trek round the entire coast of mainland Scotland
Clifton Community School’s D of E Award
Meet Connie (and big Ernie the dog)
New Alpkit Foundation Staff Trustee
Over £100,000 Awarded by the AK Foundation
Over £100,000 for some 300 projects
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.