Local School Nature Grants

The grants are available free to schools as part of Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Who can apply

Available free to schools as part of Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme.

The grants are available in England, Wales and Scotland only. They are available to all schools. Early years providers must have at least 5 staff and a building – either stand alone or part of a school. School nurseries and the attached school will be classed as one setting.

We cannot fund outside of the geographical limits. Individual childminders are not eligible to apply. 


If you have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant in the last 5 years you will not be eligible in 2021-22.

Eligible expenditure

If successful you will be able to mix and match items from a product catalogue of hundreds of items, up to the value of £500. The packages offer a wide mix of products to appeal to a broad range of ages, are customisable, enabling Infant, Primary and Secondary schools. All the products are delivered direct to you from our partner suppliers.

You will be able to select a training topic from a range of themes. Our skilled staff, all of whom have teaching or education backgrounds, will then deliver an engaging session for your staff, for up to half a day. You will be offered a choice of dates, but we do ask that the training is delivered within the funding round.

The total spend on products cannot exceed £500

All prices include VAT and delivery

Any underspend will be used to help further schools partake in the project and cannot be reimbursed to the school

Schools are welcome to select the same item multiple times, as long as the £500 budget is not exceeded

Items will be delivered to your site within 3 months of a successful application.

We manage all the ordering and payments – you simply make a choice via the online catalogue.

We cannot let you ‘top up’ the grant.

The training will take place at your own site.

You will have a choice of topics/themes for the training.

The training will be outdoors and interactive (our preference) or delivered remotely online due to lockdown restrictions.

Up  to 30 staff can take part, although up to 15 preferred (incl trainer)

We include handouts and follow up information, including lesson plans and ideas.

You will have a choice of times and dates for the training.

All our staff are following strong Covid19 protection protocols as well as our standard risk management processes. For more information about this please visit our website. 

How to apply

Apply via the website: https://www.ltl.org.uk/projects/local-school-nature-grants/#nature-grant 

2022 Dates

Closing Dates

Round 1 Friday 29th April 2022

Round 2 Friday 17th June 2022

Round 3 Friday 2nd September 2022

Round 4 Friday 11th November 2022

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