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COVID-19 Residential Outdoor Education Centre Recovery Fund
The Scottish Government has announced a £2 million recovery fund to support the sustainability of residential outdoor centres in Scotland. The Covid-19 Residential Outdoor Education Centre Recovery Fund aims to keep outdoor centres in business – allowing them to continue to benefit current and future generations of learners – and allow centre staff to support outdoor learning in schools and other formal education settings where appropriate.
The fund, administered by YouthLink Scotland, will have two separate rounds. Centres are now invited to apply to round one for support with essential running costs. Funding in Round One will aim to cover projected net losses between December 2020 – June 2021
Who can apply?
Third and private sector centres that routinely provided curricular relevant, residential outdoor learning opportunities for young people (aged 3-18) before March 2020, and that can demonstrate a negative financial impact as a result of a loss of residential activity since the emergence of the current pandemic.
Round one of this fund will close at 13:00 on 11 December 2020. Round two will open for applications on the 11 January 2021 and close on the 05 February 2021.