Inspiring Scotland - Thrive Outdoors

The Outdoor Community Play Fund for 2021-22  is now open.  This year it has an added focus on supporting parents and facilitating family play. Charities can seek to work with children and their families to encourage them to play and learn together, help to improve attachments, strengthen bonds and parental confidence in supporting their children’s play. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor play is recognised as being increasingly vital, for parents and children alike.

The fund is for Scottish registered charities only, and is to enable children (and their families) to engage in outdoor play which is free to access for the participants. 

The closing date for applications is Midday on Monday April 26th

Eligibility criteria 

• Must be a registered Scottish charity.
• Delivery in top 2 deciles of deprivation – 20% SIMD (please read the guidance notes for further information on this)
• Funding to support children and their families to access outdoor play.
• Only outdoor free play – not applicable to organised sports.
• Cannot duplicate any statutory, ELC or school provision.

Fund information and guidance notes

online application form