Alpkit Foundation

Alpkit Foundation

Rolling deadline
Not for profit (incl. NGOs)
Public sector
R&D and Higher Education
Education, Skills Building and Training Energy, Climate and Environment Sports, Leisure and Tourism

The Alpkit Foundation is a not-for-profit independent charity founded on 8 July 2015. It is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that is registered with the Charities Commision in the UK. More details including its aims and financial accounts can be found on the Charities Commision website.

Alpkit donates 1% of sales and at least 10% of annual profit to support grass roots projects. We’re incredibly proud to see the effect that these small steps can make.

Our support takes the form small awards to many projects and help projects get off the ground. This could be:

  • £50 to £500 cash to individuals, community groups, schools and organisations to encourage people to get outdoors and have great experiences that otherwise couldn’t happen; e.g. giving a cash grant to a school to fund transport costs

  • Provide discounted equipment for outdoor adventures and trips to individuals, groups, schools and organisations that wouldn’t be viable without support from the Alpkit Foundation

  • Support outdoor educational programs; e.g. grants for outdoor First Aiders or Mountain Leader Training that wouldn’t be possible without Alpkit Foundation support

  • Support proactive conservation and environmental projects; e.g. communtiy gardens and allotments or grants to help re-wild woodland and protect our wild places

  • Support projects which encourage the development of facilities for outdoor skills and activities to be experienced by wider groups who otherwise may miss out e.g. cycling, climbing, outdoor swimming facilities.

There's no limit to the number of times you can apply for an award. We welcome multiple awards over time and each award is assessed on its own merit. The only criteria we apply in making awards is that the project meets the funding criteria and the Alpkit Foundation has the enough money in the pot.

If you know of a deserving project, or think you’re someone that only needs a bit of backing to make a big difference, it’s simple to apply, or donate.


Yes, we love to support

  • Diversity and Inclusion Projects that engage individual and groups from a diverse range of backgrounds

-Environmental Projects that seek to support, conserve, or generate understanding of our environment and wild places

-Health Projects enabling people to gain physical and mental wellbeing from the Great Outdoors

  • Education Projects such as First Aid, D of E, Forest Schools and Mountain Leader

  • Participation Projects that get more people experiencing the Great Outdoors

No, we will not support:

  • Holidays

  • Charity challenges

  • Commercially led travel Expeditions that are not focused the Great Outdoors (e.g. rebuilding schools, overseas medicine)

  • Scout Jamborees – due to the large number of participants involved in Scout Jamborees, this is not something we are able to support. We do support the Scout Association through our Youth in Adventure Fund

  • Retrospective applications – make sure you get your application in on time!

Learn more or apply
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19 April 2023