The Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership is offering small amounts of funding to schools for extra-curricular activities that relate to traditional crafts or nature and outdoor activities.
This funding forms part of the Landscape Discovery and Crafts and Skills in the Community projects. Landscape Discovery aims to reconnect people with nature and their surrounding environment through training and activities and Crafts and Skills in the Community aims to revive and teach traditional crafts.
The funding will be available to primary schools, nurseries or organisations and groups engaging with children of primary school age within the Heart of Teesdale area. These schools and groups are invited to apply to the Heart of Teesdale for funding of between £200 and £500 for contracting a practitioner to run activities or for the purchase of the resources they require to run activities. These session will need to be held between now and December 2015.
Potential activities that would be funded include outdoor activity sessions such as den building or foraging, making wildlife homes such as bird boxes or mini-beast hotels, raising eggs into chicks and following their development or creating traditional proggy mats. However there are a wide variety of activities that the Heart of Teesdale would potentially be willing to fund so schools and groups are asked to contact them to discuss any ideas they may have. The Heart of Teesdale is able to offer advice and support in planning these activities, especially in providing details of possible practitioners.
For more information please contact Susie Lane, Community Officer on 03000 264903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.