The 2018 Next Challenge Grant has now closed for applications.
If you applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application by Friday 16th February.
The grant will re-open for 2019 applications in autumn.
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 can apply?
The grant is open to all people, of all ages and of any nationality.
It is primarily aimed at beginners and those who have not done lots of expeditions before.
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.
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 of the winners 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
How to apply
Applications for the 2018 Next Challenge Grant have now closed. The deadline was 31 January 2018.
Applications for the 2019 grant will re-open this autumn. Please read the criteria to check whether your plan is eligible.
If your trip is eligible then 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.
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