Applications for next year's Bill Wallace Grant, for adventures in wild places, need to be made by 18th January.
Bill Wallace was a stalwart of conservation charity, The John Muir Trust (JMT), and the grant is a lasting and personal memorial to the man who played an important role in the development of the JMT and also inspired others to set off for wild places both in Scotland and abroad.
Grants of £300 to £2,000 are available to people aspiring to travel to wild places in the spirit of adventure, on a trip that includes some educational or scientific significance. The Bill Wallace Grant committee will announce the successful applicants at the end of February. The committee will select the successful candidates against the eligibility criteria detailed above, and will only fund independent expeditions organised by the applicant, and give priority to individuals whose financial need is greatest.
The Grant has been running since 2007 and in 2012, successful applicants used support from the grant to help raise awareness of biodiversity in Borneo, explore the Canadian Rockies on bike, and run the length of South America for ‘its wilderness and wildlife’.
The deadline for the Bill Wallace Grant is the 18th January, and full details, eligibility, and an application form can be downloaded here.