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The Next Challenge Grant

 
  • If you have an idea for an adventure then you can apply now for up to £1,000 from The Next Challenge Grant. Deadline June 10th – www.thenextchallenge.org/grant
  • The Next Challenge Grant offers awards of between £100 and £1,000 for original, independent microadventures and expeditions.

The grant is funded by money from ten adventurers and dozens of £3 donations from members of the public.

Read on to find out how you can either apply to the grant, or make a donation towards it. It would be really helpful if you would share the link for this blog post on your social media sites.

Background to the grant

The grant was started last year by Tim Moss who decided to give away all of the advertising revenue he’d made from his website, The Next Challenge.

He then invited 100 members of the public to match his £200 offer with £2 donations of their own. They did.

Following that, seven other ‘adventurers’ spontaneously offered to chip in some of their own money too. In the end, we had over £1,600.

1,300 people applied for grants. 50 of them made the shortlist and 10 won awards. The winners ranged from a 14 year old Australian walking across a desert island with his dad as support, to a Canadian student spending 100 nights sleeping outside. And from a young woman attempting to walk the length of every National Trail in Britain to another trying to run 5,000 miles around its coast.

This year we have ten adventurers backing the grant with special pots of money for cycling trips, environmentally conscious expeditions and adventure film making. 50 members of the public have contributed so far too bringing the total to almost £2,000.

Applying for the grant

You do not need any experience to apply and there are no restrictions on who is eligible. You just have to be doing something original that involves a bit of physical exertion and that you are organising yourself (i.e. not paying someone else). Original ideas and interesting stories are more important than breaking records.

Applications are through a very short online form. The deadline for applications is Friday June 10th. Apply online now at: http://www.thenextchallenge.org/grant

Donating to the grant

50 people have each donated £3 to the grant so far. If you’d like to contribute too then you can do so directly on PayPal: http://bit.ly/2016grant (you don’t need an account, just click ‘Continue’ above the Visa icon) or you can read a little more about it here first: http://thenextchallenge.org/donate-3-adventure/

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