Alpkit Foundation News
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
A Bushcraft Ride
Feeling free on a tandem ride
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
Survival Skills for Girl Guides
South Derbyshire Guides big meet-up
WWESU: Case study
AK Foundation: hearing from young people
Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit
Exploring wild places
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust Night Walk
Night Walk for young suicide awareness: biggest turnout yet!
Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre
Outdoor Education for Schools
Win a 4 night residential in Snowdonia
Apply by 24th November
Heeley People’s Park
A park Of and For the people
Bushcraft Training for Young Leaders
Understanding nature with Bristol District Woodland Folk
Raising Awareness of Mental Health
Cameron Grant Memorial Trust Night Walk
Weaver Primary Students Discovering Nature
John Muir Award for primary students
New Defibrillator for Mountain Rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue Team
An Off-Road Wheelchair for Alicia
Off-road wheelchair for getting outdoors
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
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.