Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund

The Outdoor Learning in Nature (OLiN) Fund is a competitive fund, with a budget of £600k that will run for 2 years. 

The £600,000 Outdoor Learning in Nature (OLIN) Fund launched in March with the aim of supporting more young people to have regular, frequent, structured and progressive outdoor learning experiences. A total of 43 applications were received in the first round in April 2018, of which 16 projects (with an estimated value of £410,000) were approved for funding.  A list of successful projects is included in the press release. Summaries of each project are included as funding agreements are finalised.


Thursday 12th July, Scotland’s New Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment announced more than £600,000 of funding for Outdoor Learning. Mairi Gougeon MSP made the announcement during a visit with school children to Jupiter Artland Foundation - a sculpture park in woodland near Edinburgh.

OLIN Round 2

The Outdoor Learning in Nature Fund Round 2 (October 2018) has closed.  Applications submitted before the deadline will be assessed in November and decisions communicated in December.

Find out more

To find out more about the fund you should read the following resources: