National Education Nature Park grant

The National Education Nature Park grant helps nurseries, schools and colleges to enhance nature on their school grounds

What is the National Education Nature Park grant?

The National Education Nature Park grant, once awarded, will help nurseries, schools and colleges to participate in the National Education Nature Park programme, providing support to improve their school, college or nursery for nature.

The National Education Nature Park aims to bring together places of education to form a vast network of spaces across England taking action to improve biodiversity and empowering children and young people to make a positive difference to both their own and to nature’s future.

How can your nursery, school or college get involved?

How do I apply?

We will email a link to the application form to all eligible schools. There is an online form, which should take around 25 minutes on average to fill in. You will need to know how you want to use the grant, the items you want to spend the grant on and what they cost. We advise you to use the Start Planning for Nature package on the National Education Nature Park website to guide your application. You will also need a bank statement for the account the grant will be paid into. The statement must be from the last three months.

When can you apply?

Applications open on Monday 11 December 2023 and will close on Wednesday 1 May 2024.

Further information about the grant can be found in our FAQs.

Introduction to grants for the National Education Nature Park

Find out about when you’ll be able to apply, what you’ll be able to use the funding for and what you can do now to get ready for when applications open.


Download the National Education Nature Park grant webinar slides (1.75MB pdf)

Get in touch

If you’d like more information about National Education Nature Park grant, please email the Communities team with any questions.

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