The It’s Great Out There Coalition has confirmed the ten projects that will be supported in the latest round of #itsgreatoutthere grants. Local initiatives in Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Serbia and the UK that mainly involve young people will each receive €1,000 to help them get new participants active outside. As well as backing the projects financially, the It’s Great Out There Coalition will also help connect the grant recipients with outdoor organizations that can offer additional support through the provision of specialist kit and expertise.

Launched in 2017 by the It’s Great Out There Coalition, the #itsgreatoutthere grants program supports community based projects, which take new participants into the outdoors, with a particular focus on younger and more diverse audiences. Any non-profit organization can apply for an #itsgreatoutthere grant. Since the introduction of the program in 2017, 19 projects have already been supported, directly benefiting nearly 5,500 people. Following the impact of Covid-19 on the non-profit sector, the coalition, supported by the European Outdoor Group (EOG), adapted the scheme in order to support a greater number of smaller projects that would otherwise struggle to get underway.

Full details of the current round of project funding can be found at

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