The It’s Great Out There Coalition has announced details of a new round of #itsgreatoutthere grants, designed to fund projects by non-profit organisations that take new people into the outdoors. The coalition’s existing grants scheme has been adapted in the context of the major impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the non-profit sector. In the latest round, with support from the European Outdoor Group (EOG), ten micro-grants of €1,000 each will be awarded to the most compelling proposals. The round of 10 #itsgreatoutthere micro-grants is designed to deliver vital support to more small-scale non-profit initiatives that will help new participants to get active, and do so in a safe and responsible way.

Applications for the grants can be submitted until midnight on Sunday, Aug. 16. The It’s Great Out There Coalition will choose the ten best proposals. The coalition will also help put successful applicants in contact with some of its members and other partners from the outdoor industry that may be able to assist with the supply of products or other support in kind, such as professional mountain guiding.

Launched in 2017, the #itsgreatoutthere grants program supports community based projects, which have primarily been developed to take new participants into the outdoors, and have in particular encouraged younger and more diverse audiences to get active. Any non-profit organisation can apply for an #itsgreatoutthere grant and since they were introduced, they have supported 19 projects with grants of varying sizes, directly benefiting nearly 5,500 people.