Helping People Go Nice Places Do Good Things
We make small awards to people, groups and schools that work to remove the barriers in getting outdoors and experience wild places.
Spending time outdoors is good for the mind, body and soul. But generally people are spending less time outdoors. That is a problem we're helping to solve. We support grass-roots direct action projects that tackle issues such as the community response to Covid 19, diversity & inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of our natural environment and health & well-being.
Over £300,000 Awarded To More Than 900 Incredible Projects
Alpkit donates 1% of sales and at least 10% of annual profit to support grass roots projects. We’re incredibly proud to see the effect that these small steps can make.
Our support takes the form small awards to many projects and help projects get off the ground. This could be:
There's no limit to the number of times you can apply for an award. We welcome multiple awards over time and each award is assessed on its own merit. The only criteria we apply in making awards is that the project meets the funding criteria and the Alpkit Foundation has the enough money in the pot.
Read how the Alpkit Foundation makes a big difference by awarding small amounts of money to incredible people and organisations. This little book showcases eight such projects where ordinary people are doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place.
It's been humbling to see the effect that these small steps can make to so pany people. It is massive. Our hope is that we all get the chance to Go Nice Places Do Good Things just sometimes.
We couldn't have done any of this without you. Every time you treat yourself to some of the gear we make here at Alpkit, from ti-spoons to expedition tents, you help fund projects like these.How awesome is that?
It's easy to apply.
Simply fill in the online form below and we'll consider it for an award at our next trustee awards meeting. We'll let you know the trustees decision shortly after.
Our trustees meet every 2 months to consider applications. If your project meets our criteria and we have the funds then you should be succesful. There's no limit to the number of times you can recieve an award.
If possible, please apply at least 3 months before the start of a project so that the trustees have time to consider it at their next meeting.Yes, we love to support:
We particularly like to support projects that:
We couldnt have done any of this without you. 1% of sales and at least 10% of Alpkits profits are donated to Alpkit Foundation. We also accept donations directly through Paypal, Amazon Smile and Facebook Fundraiser.
Every pound donated to Alpkit Foundation goes directly to support the outdoors. If you are a UK tax payer, don’t forget to sign the Gift Aid Declaration. It means we can reclaim the tax on this and any future donations you may make. You can make postal donations, cheques should be made payable to Alpkit Foundation. Download the PDF donation form.
We are also registered with Paypal Giving, Facebook Fundraiser and Amazon Smile for you to give through these platforms.
The Alpkit Foundation is managed by nine trustees. The four director co-owners of Alpkit are trustees along with an independent trustee, staff trustees and customer trustees. This means that, by design, Alpkit does not have a majority of trustees on the Alpkit Foundation and we have staff representatives from across the company. The independent trustee, staff trustees and customer trustees are all annual appointments.