Alpkit Foundation

Helping People Go Nice Places Do Good Things

Alpkit Foundation is the charity that helps people Go Nice Places Do Good Things

We make small awards to people, groups and schools that work to remove the barriers in getting outdoors and experience wild places.

Spending time outdoors is good for the mind, body and soul. But generally people are spending less time outdoors. That is a problem we're helping to solve. We support grass-roots direct action projects that tackle issues such as diversity & inclusion in the outdoors, participation, education, conservation and protection of our natural environment and health & well-being.

Small steps add up to a huge difference

Read how the Alpkit Foundation makes a big difference by awarding small amounts of money to incredible people and organisations. This little book showcases eight such projects where ordinary people are doing extraordinary things to make the world a better place.

Apply

Simply click the link below and submit the online form. Our trustees meet every 2 months to consider applications. There's no limit to the number of times you can recieve an award. If possible, please apply at least 3 months before the start of a project so that the trustees have time to consider it at their next meeting.

We particularly like to support projects that:

  • Encourage responsible outdoor activity
  • Have longlasting benefits Introduce new people to get outdoors
  • Demonstrate value for money

 



We particularly like to support projects that:

  • Encourage responsible outdoor activity
  • Have longlasting benefits
  • Introduce new people to get outdoors
  • Demonstrate value for money

No, we will not support:
  • Holidays
  • Charity challenges
  • Commercially led travel Expeditions that are not focused the Great Outdoors (e.g. rebuilding schools, overseas medicine)
  • Scout Jamborees – due to the large number of participants involved in Scout Jamborees, this is not something we are able to support. We do support the Scout Association through our Youth in Adventure Fund
  • Retrospective applications – make sure you get your application in on time!

We couldnt have done any of this without you. 1% of sales and at least 10% of Alpkits profits are donated to Alpkit Foundation. We also accept donations directly through Paypal, Amazon Smile and Facebook Fundraiser.

Every pound donated to Alpkit Foundation goes directly to support the outdoors. If you are a UK tax payer, don’t forget to sign the Gift Aid Declaration. It means we can reclaim the tax on this and any future donations you may make. You can make postal donations, cheques should be made payable to Alpkit Foundation. Download the PDF donation form.

We are also registered with Paypal Giving, Facebook Fundraiser and Amazon Smile for you to give through these platforms.

Governance

Meet the Team

The Alpkit Foundation is managed by eleven trustees. The four director co-owners of Alpkit are trustees along with an independent trustee, staff trustees and customer trustees. This means that, by design, Alpkit does not have a majority of trustees on the Alpkit Foundation and we have staff representatives from across the company. The independent trustee, staff trustees and customer trustees are all annual appointments.

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Pete Whittaker

Alpkit Foundation Patron and Customer Trustee

David Hanney

Co-Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit

Nick Smith

Co-Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit

Colin Stocker

Co-Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit

Kenny Stocker

Co-Founder, Director and Co-Owner of Alpkit

Adge Last

Independent Trustee

Louise Harris

Customer Trustee

Talyn Williams

Alpkit Staff Trustee

Liam Reeves

Alpkit Staff Trustee

Alpkit Foundation

Charities Commision Registration Number 1162585 The Alpkit Foundation is a not-for-profit independent charity founded on 8 July 2015. It is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that is registered with the Charities Commision in the UK. More details including its aims and financial accounts can be found on the Charities Commision website.