Extending support through our smaller grants scheme

Date: 08/07/2021

Extending support through our smaller grants scheme

Whilst continuing to be fully committed to supporting the Ramblers and other larger charities such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award, the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust Trustees are keenly aware of the Trust’s objectives to help all people gain a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside. In acknowledgement of this the Trust has recently expanded its grant allocation policy to include a small grants scheme.

We have made a huge number of small grants over the past few years, details of the last few years are below, but if you are interested to find out more information on grants made before 2017 please do get in touch with us. 

If you are a member of a relevant walking or outdoors charity or organisation that you feel would benefit from one of our grants, please fill in our small grant application form, below:

Click here to download a Small Grant Application Form

Here are a few examples of projects funded through this scheme over the last few years:


Vale of Snaith Action Group (£1,000 Grant)

Signposting and way marking for a circular route.

Pembrokshire Coast National park (£2,000 Grant)

The purchase of a replacement Beach Wheelchair for use on the sands at Whitesands Beach near St Davids

Moray way Association (£1,810 Grant)

First Aid training and kits plus travel for walks leaders scheduled to operate 39 walks events.

Fix the Fells (£1,920 Grant)

Loughrigg Terrace path Repair by volunteers over the winter of 2019/2020. 

Cuerden Valley park (£700 Grant)

Funding for footbridge over the River Lostock within Ceurden Valley Park

FEAT 2 (£1,920 Grant)

Construction of hard standings at Silverburn Park in Leven for eco pods and campervans. The site is near the coast path and is used by people with mental health conditions.

Herts and Middlesex Ramblers (£500 Grant)

Funding training course for footpath secretaries on the latest legislation on Gaps Gates and Stiles.

Northern corridor Community Volunteers (£2,000 Grant)

Reopen and upgrade to all year walkable standards the rights of way around Moodiesburn and Chryston in North Lanarkshire

Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust (£976 Grant)

Purchase of tools for path clearance projects

John Muir Trust (£2,000 Grant)

Repairs to footpaths on Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis

Friends of the Peak District (£2,000 Grant)

Funding for 150 hours of development work to create and enhance the Peak District Boundary Walk.

Dorset Jubilee Trail (£2,000 Grant)

Construction of board walk over boggy and flooded ground to create an all-weather section of the Jubilee Way.


Walkers are Welcome Otley (£923 Grant)

Footpath improvements on exposed boggy moorland to protect the activities continued throughout the year.

Shropshire Way (£5000 Grant)

Provision of waymark and post signs, information boards and guidebooks to enhance the route.

Notts Ramblers Church Warsop Bridleway (£2000 Grant)

Funding to support the creation of a new 2.5km bridleway along the track bed of the former railway from Church Warsop to Langwith allowing the diversion of a footpath away from a permanently flooded wood.

Mountain Bothies Association (£2000 Grant)

Re roofing of Dubs Hut in the lake District to make it weather proof and make it a safe place of refuge.

Heart   of Wales (£1,975 Grant)

Way marking provision for the creation of a route of the long distance walking route starting from Craven Arms and weaving between stations along the Heart of Wales railway line.

Jura Development Trust (£891 Grant)

Corran path improvements including two new bridges, six benches, signage and the reinstatement of the natural path.

PROWD (£1,800 Grant)

Installation of four new kissing gates to create a stile free circular walk in Forcester Parish. 

Canterbury Rings (£1,000 Grant)

Signposting and way marking for two circular routes around Canterbury.

St Andrews and NE Fife (£1,500 Grant)

Design and production of leaflets for both Cupar and St Andrews local walks.

Stroud Rambling Club (£2,020 Grant)

Footpath improvements including four kissing gates and a self-closing pedestrian gate to assist in the creation of a circular route   environment and make access more practical.

New Caledonian Woodlands. Supporting a series of Woodland Weekends clearing paths and land to improve access. Weekends included Cambo, Crail in Fife and Bamff, Alyth in Perthshire.