Cairngorms travel grant scheme open

Cairngorms National Park sign on hillside
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A travel grant scheme to fund educational visits to the Cairngorms National Park is now open for applications.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority has announced that its Outdoor Learning Travel Grant Scheme is set to continue due to the popularity of the initiative.

The scheme is open to schools and groups across Scotland and a total of 33 groups were given grants last year to travel to, or within, the Cairngorms National Park for educational visits.

Elspeth Grant, the CNPA’s Education & Inclusion Officer said:

"What better outdoor classroom is there than the Cairngorms National Park and the increasingly popularity of the Travel Grant Scheme shows that teachers and group leaders are well aware of the fantastic learning opportunities there are here, across the whole curriculum.

"The high cost of travel has always been the biggest barrier to outdoor learning so we’re delighted to be able to continue the initiative to ensure that as many young people and those who are disadvantaged get the opportunity to experience the Park."

This year's travel grant scheme is now open for trips taking place between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.

The budget for the Outdoor Learning Travel Grant Scheme for 2015/16 is £5,000 with Forestry Commission Scotland contributing £2,000 towards the project.

Visit the Cairngorms National Park Authority website for more information.