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The Shackleton Foundation

“Men wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success.”

The Shackleton Foundation is looking for the next generation of social entrepreneurs with bold ideas who refuse to take no for an answer. We believe that a new generation of challenges exist within our society, and a new generation of inspirational leaders are needed. Whether it’s climate change, education, inner city orchards, or bringing horses into young offenders’ institutes, if you are an individual who is looking to help the less advantaged, contact us immediately.

Our mission is “to support inspirational individuals of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who exemplify the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton: inspirational leaders wishing to “make a difference”, in particular to the less advantaged.” The Shackleton Foundation disburses its funds by way of Shackleton Foundation Leadership Awards of up to £10,000 in philanthropic equity. These awards are given as seed funding to inspirational leaders and social entrepreneurs.

If you are thinking of a gap year project or a school expedition, we won’t fund you.

If you’re the founder of a new charity and you’re looking for seed funding then contact us immediately at http://www.shackletonfoundation.org

You can also learn more at this event in April:

  • What: In The Footsteps of Polar Giants – an illustrated lecture by Henry Worsley
  • Where: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London,
  • When: 23 April at 7.15pm
  • Tickets: £20 each from www.shackletonfoundation.org
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