Funding Support for Schools

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Educational Breaks Programme

Our Educational Breaks Programmes offers support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where children and young people face additional social challenges.

Apply for our Educational support programme

Challenging Places Programme

Our Challenging Places Programme aims to reach those children and young people who live in areas recognised as being amongst the most deprived.

Apply for our Challenging Places support programme

More information available from:

Michael Sabin, Group Sales Manager, YHA England & Wales, Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH. Tel: 01629 592705 Mobile: 0784 3344646 Web:

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Field Studies Council Kids Fund

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FSC Kids Fund provides financial support for groups of disadvantaged young people who would like to visit one of our centres for an FSC experience.

FSC Kids Fund aims to:

  • bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by providing financial support for them to attend a course at an FSC learning  location.
  • help disadvantaged young people to attend an FSC course who may otherwise  be excluded due to some form of disadvantage – health, mobility, deprivation or financial.

Find out more about how to apply for Kids Fund

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YHA School Trips – Brilliant Residentials

More information available from:

Michael Sabin, Group Sales Manager, YHA England & Wales, Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH. Tel: 01629 592705 Mobile: 0784 3344646 Web:

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New YHA School Trips Brochure

YHA BannerJam-packed with the latest packages, self-led residentials, bolt-on activities, and news from YHA School Trips, our new brochure provides the information you need to start planning a brilliant residential. Download your copy today.

Download a copy of the new YHS School Trips brochure.

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Outward Bound Trust Bursaries Available

Financial support of up to 40% for residential visits

CaptureAs an educational charity, we work hard to make the outdoors accessible to as many young people as possible through our charitable subsidies and bursary scheme. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and corporate supporters almost 70% of our participants receive financial support, enabling them to benefit from our high quality residential experiences.

OBT                          More information here.


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Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme Consultation


thYou may be aware that under existing regulations commercial providers of outdoor adventure pursuits for under 18s, such as caving and water sports, are legally required to undergo an inspection of their safety management systems and hold a licence issued by the Adventure and Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

This system is now under review and the consultation includes three options on the future of adventure activity legislation in Great Britain.

Options one and two involve maintaining the scheme in its current format but increasing the licence fee, or retaining it but extending the scope of activities requiring a license and increasing the fee.

The third option involves replacing the regulations with an industry-led, non-statutory, non-profit scheme underpinned by the Health and Safety at Work Act and subsequent Regulations.

Current licensable activities listed on the HSE’s website include abseiling caving, climbing, sailing and trekking.

Though accreditation would not be a legal requirement under option three, the consultation says the proposed scheme “would provide a way for adventure activity providers to demonstrate compliance with their duties under s 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, in the way that the AALR do now”.

The consultation began on 12 January and will end on 9 March.

More details and how to contribute your views to the consultation here.


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YHA 2016/17 Impact Report: Transforming Lives


This year we welcomed 4,158 schools and youth groups on one of our life-changing residentials. More than 140,000 young people stayed with us as part of these groups.

Our 2016/17 Impact Report is now available and we think you’ll find it very enlightening. It reveals the unique opportunities YHA has to provide support and nurture to young people, to broaden their horizons, enabling them to engage with their education and, crucially, attain more.


  • 99% of teachers felt young people were more confident in their own abilities
  • 65% said every single pupil in the class went home more confident
  • 70% of pupils came home more likely to try new things

Download a copy of the Report

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The Tour de Yorkshire Education Pack

tdy ed packKS1, KS2 & KS3/4 RESOURCE PACK The pack is set out to follow the pattern and key features of a bike race. Working through the stages will support the children’s understanding of the different elements within a race stage. Throughout the document, the key learning activities are highlighted with the Tour de Yorkshire logo.

For more information about the Tour de Yorkshire, which will be taking place from 3 – 6 May 2018, visit:

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New Ski Way Code Video

Safe skiing and boarding, know the rules of the road. New Ski Way Code video from Snowsport England.

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The Brilliant Benefits of Winter Residentials

Six compelling reasons why schools should plan winter residentials.

More information about Learning Away.

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