ADVENTURE GRANT AVAILABLE FOR 18-24 YR OLDS
The Now on Earth Youth Adventure Grant is a new grant for 2023, aimed at supporting young adults aged 18-24 undertaking an adventurous expedition. We believe that adventure can have a hugely positive and long-term impact on self-confidence, resilience and fulfilment. At a time when mental health issues, particularly in teens and young adults, are spiralling out of control, we hope to give some young people the opportunity to challenge themselves, by offering some financial support for their adventure endeavours. Money should not, after all, be a barrier to attempting what could be a transformational life experience! By offering small grants we hope to make these adventures more accessible to more young people.
Our grant judges include Belinda Kirk of Explorers Connect, a leading voice promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing, and author of the best-selling, award-nominated book Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge. Belinda has pioneered inclusive expeditions for people with disabilities, and led dozens of youth development expeditions around the world.
PLEASE READ GRANT GUIDELINES BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM.
If you have any question regarding your application that can’t be answered in the guidelines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
WE COMPLETED OUR FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE ‘YOMPING THE HAJAR’!
We made it to Yiqa and completed our #yompingthehajar challenge! An amazing adventure which turned out a little different than planned… let’s just say more slow than fastpack! We were, as far as we know, the first all-female team to complete the traverse route. The great news is we totally smashed our Youth Adventure Grant fundraising target, raising over £4000!
Full details of winners, grant amounts and the expeditions the winners undertake will be published on the website. If you’re interested in applying for this grant, read the guidelines carefully before filling in the application.
WHY OFFER A GRANT?
We’re facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that adventure and challenge are essential to our wellbeing. In westernised society in particular, the adventurous elements once commonplace in our children’s upbringing have been gradually stripped away by health and safety measures in schools and wider society, the drifting apart of larger, close-knit family groups and communities (which would once have collectively kept an eye on the children, giving them more freedom to explore within safe boundaries), and the risk-averse approach to parenting, often born of fears exaggerated by the constant bombardment, through our ‘always-on’ technology, of negative media stories.
This is an imbalance which urgently needs to be addressed. We’re advocates of the #adventurerevolution. By giving young people the opportunity to challenge themselves, adventure can lead them to uncover new perspectives, develop stronger social connections, lessen anxiety, increase self-belief, and access deeper levels of resilience.
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