Financial Support for UK Campers

UPDATE 26th April 2022: please note that the fund has now been allocated in full. You can still make a general enquiry via

We want as many people to enjoy Common Ground as possible, regardless of their financial background. 

Roger Pickering Common Ground Solidarity Fund

We have received a very kind legacy from Roger Pickering to offer a limited number of places at camp for a significantly reduced fee of £60 for the full camp. We are also offering a limited number of places at £40 for 5 days of camp. These are available to young participants and volunteers from the UK, who would otherwise not be able to afford to come to Common Ground. 

How to request a reduced fee: 
  1. Email as soon as possible if you personally, or members of your group would benefit from one or more of these places.
  2. Our team will not do individual means-testing. Please do not send financial evidence like bank statements. 
  3. Do include the booking reference number (CG- four digits).
  4. You will be notified of the number of reduced fee places you have been allocated.
  5. The fund will close when all places have been allocated.

Common Ground Team will aim to allocate places fairly, but promptly. This is to ensure that young participants can have certainty at the earliest time about affording the camp fee. 

For info on financial support for international participants please visit these pages: Coming to the UK, International projects at Common Ground.