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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

FSC Kids Fund

We believe that the only way you can learn about and appreciate the environment is by getting outside, experiencing it…and having some fun.

Sadly many young people do not get the chance to experience the outdoors or to take part in activities to increase appreciation and understanding of the environment.  FSC Kids Fund provides financial support for groups of disadvantaged young people who would like to visit one of our centres for an FSC experience.

FSC Kids Fund aims to:

  • bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by providing financial support for them to attend a course at an FSC learning  location.
  • help disadvantaged young people to attend an FSC course who may otherwise  be excluded due to some form of disadvantage - health, mobility, deprivation or financial.

FSC Kids Fund courses are funded by donations from individuals, Trust Funds and from FSC Membership subscription.  FSC staff also organise fundraising events.

Find out more about how to apply for Kids Fund

Find out how to support FSC Kids Fund by becoming a member of the FSC  by making a donation or leaving a gift in your Will

This year 452 young people will benefit from the 19 grants awarded to youth and school groups.  The applications came from a wide range of different organisations with varying types of disadvantage including young people in foster care, those who are not in mainstream education, young people who are living a women’s refuge in Wolverhampton and children from primary schools who have little or no access to green space let alone the countryside.

The short video below was filmed by Leatherhead Youth Project, who visited FSC Juniper Hall in 2016. It shows some of the great activities they got up to:

You can also read about the experiences of groups who have really benefitted from Kids Fund below: