Financial support for Outdoor Residential Centres during closure

While Government restrictions make the normal operation of Residential Centres impossible, we implore them to provide financial assistance to help this viable & worthwhile industry survive this period of forced closure.

This petition closed on 19 Apr 2021 with 15,402 signatures


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Without the government's assistance, there is a very real danger that the industry will not survive.

This is an unthinkable outcome for the millions of people who will lose out on the life changing experience gained from visiting these centres. For many, this will be the first and only time they are involved in the activities on offer. It is vital the industry receives support now so it can be ready for when the time is right to open. The outdoor industry can play a key role in helping improve people's physical and mental health which have been so negatively affected by this pandemic.


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Government Response

We recognise the value of this sector in the education, health and wellbeing of children. By investing over £280 billion the Government has sought to protected jobs, businesses and public services.


The Department recognises the economic impact on the education travel sector as a consequence of lockdown restrictions and continues to publicly support it by highlighting its key role in education and the contribution its services bring to the health and wellbeing of children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Throughout this crisis, the Government has sought to protect people’s jobs and livelihoods across the UK, support businesses, and public services. The Government has spent over £280 billion to do so. This includes small business grants, the coronavirus loan guarantee schemes, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the deferral of VAT and income tax payments, and more. The measures introduced have been designed to be accessible to businesses in most sectors and across the UK. In January, the Chancellor announced the extension of the deadline for applications for the Bounce Back Loan scheme and other loan schemes until 31 March 2021. Further measures were announced by the Chancellor in the 2021 Budget on 3 March including the extension of the CJRS until the end of September 2021, and increased support for the self-employed through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants, with a 5th grant available from July 2021.

The Government will continue to work closely with local authorities, businesses, business representative organisations, and the financial services sector to monitor the implementation of current support and understand whether there is additional need.

Department for Education


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