Adventure grants and scholarships are a great way to fund expeditions or training. Grants are designed to provide funds to those who can’t afford it and those who show real potential in a particular field or area.

I was recently awarded a scholarship by the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame. It was my third year trying and actually I had changed my application very little in that time. Often securing a grant comes down to how you stand out compared to others that happen to apply that year…as well as a bit of persistence!

Here’s a list of outdoor grants and scholarships to get you started:

Adventure grants for an expeiditon

Expedition grants by the RGS (scientific and exploration)

Alison Chadwick award for women (mountaineering)

Bill Wallace grant (education and scientific – some kind of charitable aim)

Wilderness Lectures (expedition to a remote or wild place)

Timmissartok Foundation (adventurous projects in a foreign country)

The Altumate Challenge (big impressive world first)

American Alpine Club (climbing and alpine)

The Adventure Fund (general)

The Next Challenge Expedition Grant (general)

The North Face Adventure Grant (big expeditions)

Captain Scoot (adventurous ‘firsts’)

Horizon Lectures (general)

Adventure Queens grant (for women)

Outdoor training grants

Mountain Training offer a list of available bursaries

Plas Y Brenin training grants

Glenmore Lodge training grants

Women Diver’s Hall of Fame (diving scholarships for women and men)

Adventure Expertise (helping volunteers get qualified)

Sailing grants (ages 14-25)

OCC Bursary (join a sailing passage 18-25 year olds)

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