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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.

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.

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, hoping to be the first all female team to fastpack a traverse of the Western Hajar. 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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Adventure Revolution

OUR SUPPORTERS

Big love to these awesome companies who have supported our Youth Adventure Grant!

Gamma

SUMMIT TO EAT

Our ‘Yomping the Hajar’ challenge is kindly fuelled by Summit to Eat, real adventure food for real adventurers. Whether it’s a family camping trip, major expedition or a weekend hike with your mates Summit to Eat offer a wide range of delicious, nutritious, real meals. Expertly prepared then freeze dried to provide a lightweight, versatile food source to help fuel any adventure.

Mavin Powercube

MAVIN POWERCUBE

Mavin is a leading Enterprise IT Services and Data Centre solutions provider specialising in innovative, modular, custom containerised solutions.

Systems in Technology

SYSTEMS IN TECHNOLOGY

Systems in Technology provide tailored, sustainable smart technology and communication solutions to public and private sector businesses. By engaging with our technology solutions, we can offer substantial energy and cost-saving benefits and improved performance and reliability.

Gamma

GAMMA

We combine voice, connectivity and mobile services into unified communications to keep businesses moving forward.

Advanced DataCentre Systems

ADVANCED DATACENTRE SYSTEMS

We design and deliver bespoke Data Centre Infrastructure Management solutions and we help you improve the efficiency of your datacentre and save money whilst doing so.

Southern Cranes and Access

SOUTHERN CRANES AND ACCESS

A family run business providing mobile crane hire, contract lifting and powered access solutions. With vast experience in the industry at every level of the business, we aim to provide our customers with a safe and reliable service every time.

Advanced DataCentre Systems

GROUNDHOG UK

Groundhog UK is a long established company with a state of the art modern manufacturing facility. We specialise in the manufacture of mobile and static environmentally efficient welfare units, designed and built by our in-house team.

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