Up and Under Group

Community


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We have three main grant giving funds, which are aimed at youngsters living or attending a group in Cheshire:

  • Eric Swan Bursary, which is principally for schools taking part in outdoor activity courses;
  • Tom Dootson Memorial Fund, which is aimed at explorers, scouts, cubs and beavers and is to cover costs of camps and similar;
  • General Fund, which is for other grant requests relating to adventurous outdoor activities.

Grants applications are not open to individuals, but should be made through a recognised group (e.g. youth group, scout or guide group, charity, school etc.). You should apply in line with the requirements of the relevant fund. In applying you will need to demonstrate the benefits to the young people and also how lack of funds would otherwise prevent access to the activity for individuals or groups. The grant (or grants) will be made to a group or young person who meets at the discretion of the trustees, but with an emphasis placed on financial hardship getting in the way of access to a beneficial experience to the individual or individuals.

We require some form of written communication from recipients after they have completed the activity/received the award explaining either what they did or how they think they benefited, acceptable forms will include letter, email or letter.  We reserve the right to use statements from this communication anonymously for purposes of promotion or any other purpose as seen fit by the trustees.  The recipient (s) must agree to cooperate with the Foundation in regard to publicity in respect to this (these) award (s).

The recipient(s) is likely to live or go to school/college in a CW postcode area and initially we will only consider persons below the age of 19.

Application forms can be downloaded from the individual Fund pages.

Background

The Up and Under Foundation is a charity (registered charity no.1124079) established by the Up and Under Group in 2007.

Its aims are as set out below:

  1. To advance the education of the public and in particular but not exclusively young people as the trustees see fit.
  2. To relieve financial hardship, either generally or individually, through the provision of grants, goods or services.
  3. To provide and assist in the provision of facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation for individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth age, infirmity, disablement, financial hardship, social and economic circumstances, or for the public at large, in the interest of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life.

It is the policy of the foundation to establish a capital sum from which generated income will be made available to a range of projects and causes. By doing this we can guarantee funds being available into the foreseeable future.