Outdoor Learning Funding – How to make it

Outdoor Learning Funding | The Muddy Puddle Teacher


Funding for outdoor learning is incredibly important for most of us. Here are a few options you could apply for but do not forget the power of raising funds within your own community as well.  

 Click here to see a Blog about ways you can make a success of this. 


England sports premium can also be used. Click here for more. Sprts premium could be used on both our teacher train iogn and teaching resources as both promote physical and mental health wellbeing.  Just another awesome bonus to our incredible Muddy Puddle Approach. 

Outdoor Learning Funding 

The People’s Postcode Lottery

Garfield Weston Foundation

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

Heritage Lottery Fund

National Lottery community Fund

Big Lottery – Awards for All

Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust

Pears Foundation

BBC Children in Need

Royal Geographic Society

Heart Research UK Healthy Hearts

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Veolia Environmental Trust

Frederick Soddy Trust Schools Award Scheme


Outdoor Learning Funding Find Area specific 

Wales – Coastal Communities Fund

Gannochy Trust – Scotland

The Robertson Trust – Scotland

Scottish Natural Heritage – Scotland

South Yorkshire Community Foundation

Francis Scott Trust – Cumbria & North Lancashire

Sport England

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Outdoor Learning | The Muddy Puddle Teacher

What are the benefits to The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach?


  • Improves speech and language
  • Engages children’s attention and participation
  • Draws in cross-curricula links
  • Improves child’s mental and physical wellbeing
  • Improves teacher mental and physical wellbeing
  • Brings a team together and develops team building skills
  • Develops creativity
  • Develops imagination
  • Provides opportunities for mastery
  • Promotes mindfulness
  • Extends higher abilities
  • Eco-friendly
  • Reduces cost and waste
  • Connect children with nature
  • Supports SEND through sensory teacher

A teaching approach that uses an outside-in curriculum.

Reduce Waste | Outdoor Learning | Mindfulness | Wellbeing

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