The Next Challenge Grant has closed for 2017.
The grant will re-open for applications and donations in 2018.
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The Next Challenge Grant
The Next Challenge Grant is an annual bursary for adventures.
It was started in 2015 and has funded over 40 different adventures. The money comes from me (Tim Moss), small crowdfunded donations and contributions from other adventurers.
I received many expedition grants when I was younger and they helped me undertake some fantastic adventures, which have shaped the person I am today. I am now in a position where I can give something back.
In 2015 this website earned £200 in advertising revenue and I decided to offer that as a grant. When I announced my intention, lots of other ‘adventurers’ offered to match my pledge, and 100 members of the public donated £2 each to do the same. We raised £1,600.
That process now happens every year and we typically raise around £2,000. The money is distributed between the winning applicants, each receiving between £100 and £800 (plus kit). Anyone can apply.
Who’s won it?
There have been 40 winners of The Next Challenge Grant so far with between 8 and 17 people winning an award each year since 2015. Many are pictured on this page.
Who funds it?
In addition to the £200 I put in, The Next Challenge Expedition Grant is made possible by the generous contributions from a range of other ‘adventurers’ and lots of £3 donations from members of the public
What can I get?
Winners of the grant get a share of up to £2,000 (typically £100 to £200 per trip). You can get help from me if you want it and I have a small amount of equipment I can loan out too.
How to apply
Applications for the 2018 Next Challenge Grant will open in January 2018.
First, read the criteria to check whether your plan is eligible.
If your trip is eligible then, once the grant opens, there are two stages:
1. Initial Application
A very short Google Form with the basic outline of who you are and what your idea is.
2. Shortlist & Detailed Application
A shortlist will be invited to complete a full application form with more details about their plans.
Apply in 2018
The 2018 Next Challenge Grant will open for applications and donations in 2018.
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