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Now on earth Youth Adventure Grant

ADVENTURE GRANT AVAILABLE FOR 18-24 YR OLDS

The Now on Earth Youth Adventure Grant is a new grant for 2023, for which we are currently fundraising, aimed at supporting young adults aged 18-24 undertaking their first 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 on their first adventure, by offering some financial support for their 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.

Grant applications will open later this year.

Full details of the grant application process and requirements available soon.

Yomping across the Hajar

WE’RE FUNDRAISING FOR THE GRANT WITH A FASTPACKING CHALLENGE!

We are currently fundraising for the grant with a fastpacking expedition to the Hajar Mountains of Oman later this year. If you would like to find out more about the challenge and donate to support a young person in achieving their adventure expedition goal, click the button below. Any contribution however small is hugely helpful. If we are successful in raising enough, we hope to repeat the grant annually. 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, sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned for the launch!

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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