Deadline: 27 September 2019
The Ernest Cook Trust is seeking applications for apprenticeship and Scholarships to support work-based training programmes, placements and academic studies helping Young people and children to better understand the environment and its uses.
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Apprenticeship and Scholarship programmes emphasis on environmental engagement eg. education about the land, food production, climate change, engineering technology, renewable energy, understanding nature and biodiversity and developing skills to ensure meaningful connections with the natural environment.
Earnest Cook Trust
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The Ernest Cook Trust is one of the UK’s leading outdoor learning charities. Rooted in the conservation and management of the countryside, the Trust actively encourages children and young people to learn from the land through hands-on outdoor learning opportunities on its estates and by offering grants.
The Trust was founded by the philanthropist Ernest Cook in 1952 and each year, as a result of his foresight and passion for the countryside and the arts, the current Trustees are able to distribute up to £2m in educational grants to benefit children and young people.
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The Ernest Cook Trust is very unusual in being a land-based trust which has education as its sole charitable object. The Trust places education at its very heart by offering children and young people a range of outdoor learning opportunities.
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The Ernest Cook Trust believes that all people have a responsibility to address the global environmental challenges facing our planet. As an educational charity, The Ernest Cook Trust wants to support organisations that offer work-based training and education to young people enabling them to learn skills and fulfil their potential.
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- Grant ranges between £500 up to £10,000 per student, per year;
- The Ernest Cook Trust will consider funding for the full period of the scheme, pending annual reviews and submission of the annual monitoring report.
What they cannot Fund
- Individuals – but they can grant to an organisation/charity that only funds an individual;
- Agricultural Colleges;
- Local Authorities;
- Political Campaigns;
- The Promotion of Religion. faith organisations may apply, as long as there is a clear benefit to the local community and not just to those of a particular faith.
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- UK-based Registered Charities, Community Interest Groups, Not-for-Profit organisations and State Schools are eligible to apply for grant scheme;
- The work must have a direct benefit in the UK, Priority will be given to organisations working within areas of deprivation;
- They anticipate that the majority of applications will be for young people. Priority will be given to organisations that include disadvantaged applicants.
Eligible Country: United Kingdom
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information please visit http://ernestcooktrust.org.uk/apprenticeships-and-scholarships/