Passionate about outdoor learning and the environment?

Then this is the charity for you.
Support us

There a lots of ways to support us

Like what we do

Sharing our content on social media helps us a lot. If you like what we do it’s quite likely your friends or followers will also. Support us by spreading the word

Share knowledge

We’re always looking for people willing share their knowledge. If you have practical skills in sustainable living and want to show others – please get in touch.


Come and learn about sustainable living. We have lots of hands on community and environmental projects that need volunteers. Gain new skills and new friends!


If you like what we do and just want to help why not make a donation? Large or small, regular or one off, donations make a real difference. See what £1 or more can do below.

What a donation provides


Equipment, learning spaces and tuition for schools and disadvantaged young people from 7 to 18.


Planting, seeds and resources for ecological land management projects and local environmental regeneration. Read more >>

Tools for the job

Training and mentoring programme to help individuals on structured route back to work.

More on outdoor education

Our outdoor education programme for schools takes place at Rippledown. The effects of learning outside the classroom can be life changing.

The benefits include:

  • Developing life skills, self-awareness and individual confidence
  • Learning how to create a more sustainable future
  • Connecting with the natural world
  • Improving team and class dynamics.

Rippledown is the only UK Outdoor Learning Centre not in receipt of government funding. Donations are crucial in keeping the centre staffed, maintained and stocked with essential equipment. To find out more:

What we are doing

See what our volunteers, interns and school groups get up to. Read about the benefits of outdoor learning and hands on sustainable development. Find out how your support can contribute to helping local people find new possibilities in employment and education.

Report for the Outdoor Learning Residential Programme

Report for the Outdoor Learning Residential Programme

Evaluating the residential programme of activities for children 2015 There is a trend of research to show that time spent outdoors has helped children’s personal development, with school grades along with improving social skills. The Bay Trust, in partnership with...

Internship in sustainable building

Internship in sustainable building

Kristian Bird talks about his research project with sustainable building company Helionix Design and his career development through our internship programme.