Outdoor Learning unding is incredibly important for most of us. But remember The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach encourages you to use natural waste so there are no need for you to buy any expensive resources. 

The only thing we say you should invest any outdoor learning funding into is…clothing!


Here are a few options to apply for but do not forget the power of raising funds withing your own community as well.  Click here to get ideas on how to make this route of funding a success. 


England sports premium can also be used for The Muddy Puddle Teacher resources and training. Click here for more. 


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 which is 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

outdoor learning natural resources

Benefits of this outdoor learning 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 teachingoutdoor learning muddy 

A teaching approach that uses an outside-in curriculum.

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