Group Visit Scheme
Applications open now!
As part of ScotLAND we are excited to announce the opportunity to take part in our Group Visit Scheme.
The Group Visit Scheme is effectively a small expenses account to enable groups of people to visit ScotLAND Centres to learn about permaculture and see it in action. Please note that the new minimum for a group is eight (8), down from twelve (12).
Interested? Apply now!
Funding is limited so get your applications in early! Groups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
How it works
Step 1: Choose a Centre
Have a look at the ScotLAND Centres here, choose one that you'd like to visit and fill in the Application Form. Please note that all Centres have adequate facilities, (e.g toilets and tea making facilities.) Your host will give a tour of the site and provide a drink and snack/lunch (if requested). There may also be an opportunity to get involved in some physical tasks like pruning, composting or digging up some veg! Please see Group Visit Scheme Guidelines for more info about organising a visit.
Step 2: Gather your group
Gather a group of 8 people* (minimum) who would like to take part in the visit. Please be aware that this opportunity is designed for people who don’t ordinarily have the chance to engage with permaculture. You will need to briefly explain how this applies to your group. Please see Group Visit Scheme Description for more information. *Please contact me if you are having a problem gathering 8 people and we can find a solution, for example by joining forces with other local groups.
Step 3: Contact us
We can provide more information about the ScotLAND Centres and put you directly in touch with your host Centre. You will need to arrange a date for your group visit and confirm any details with your host (e.g. if you want a physical activity or not etc).
Step 4: Expenses
Each group visit will be allocated £150 to cover travel expenses. This might be to hire a minibus or purchase bus tickets for example. The host Centre will also be paid for their time. Please find Expenses Form which will need to be submitted after the visit is complete along with any travel receipts.
Step 5: Feedback
We ask a few simple things from you during your visit:
Please contact [email protected] for more info.