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  • Inspiring Scotland - Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund

    Created: 13/04/2021

    The Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund will provide financial support to eligible Scottish charities delivering outdoor play-based opportunities for children. It will support Scottish registered charities operating in areas of disadvantage (top 20%of SIMD).

    It is expected that these interventions will broadly follow the Play Ranger model. However, recognising the importance of support for family play, this year’s funding has widened to include a focus on supporting parents and facilitating family play. Charities can seek to work with children and their families to encourage them to play and learn together, help to improve attachments, strengthen bonds and parental confidence in supporting their children’s play.

    This funding is for outdoor play only, therefore structured sports activities and sport related training are not eligible.

    Applications for up to £25,000 will be considered, though the average award is likely to be less than this.

    Who can apply?

    Registered Scottish charities providing free outdoor play provision for children.


    • Applications from organisations that are not registered Scottish charities
    • Applications which are predominantly for capital expenditure
    • Applications for funding sport or training which are not free play activities.
    • Funding for significant core staff costs. Funding must be for new or additional staff hours and not replace existing staff costs.

    The closing date for applications is 26 April 2021.

    Apply online via funder website.

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