The new Outdoor Play for Wellbeing Fund was announced by Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey on Tuesday 12th April 2022. This funding will support charities providing outdoor community play opportunities for children and families experiencing disadvantage, as defined by SIMD. Up to £15,000 can be applied for by registered Scottish charities meeting the criteria.
Funded by Scottish Government, Inspiring Scotland’s Thrive Outdoors team will manage the fund, supporting charities delivering outdoor play to change, learn from and enhance the lives of children, young people, families, and communities.
Funding will support
- the development of better and more opportunities to play outside, leading to improved physical health, mental health, and wellbeing
- families and communities to gain a deeper awareness of the benefits of outdoor play connecting people and place
- increasing perceived value and support of play opportunities for children and young people
Applications must be received by Tuesday 3rd of May 2022 at 12 noon.
You can find out more about the fund here: https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/our-funds/thrive-outdoors/outdoor-play-for-wellbeing-fund/