Mini Explorers Fund

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We ran a successful pilot of the Mini Explorers Fund in 2018.  Supported by membership contributions, the Mini Explorer Fund was a new fund which aimed to give nursery aged children and their families a valuable break with Hostelling Scotland as well as the opportunity to have a range of wonderful outdoor experiences, and explore a new part of Scotland.

We funded Woodburn Early Learning and Childcare Centre in Falkirk to undertake this trip with their families and they had a fantastic time, from paddling in Loch Lomond to sing songs around the campfire. You can read more about the trip here. The trip had a huge impact, with a range of positive outcomes for all those involved.

Following the success of the pilot, we are excited to launch the new Mini Explorers Fund. This aims to support groups working with disadvantaged nursery aged children to have a funded residential trip away with their families, with a key focus on outdoor learning.

To apply simply download the application form and guidance notes below.


*deadline extended to 14th June 2019*

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Lois Marshall