The AFMT awards grants to disadvantaged young people to develop an existing interest and experience in adventurous outdoor activities. This includes walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding – either self-planned or for residential courses at an outdoor centre. Mostly, we’re looking for enthusiasm, initiative and a sense of adventure.

You should only apply for funding if you fulfil all these criteria:

  • You (or the young person/people for whom you are applying) are developing existing experience and interest.
  • There is an element of adventure in your plans.
  • The activity is taking place within the United Kingdom.
  • You have done some fund-raising for the activity or adventure.
  • You are prepared to write a short report after your adventure/s.

Please note:

  • The AFMT does not fund taster sessions, one-off trips or residential trips for large groups.
  • We are unlikely to support environmental organisations unless there is a strong element of adventure.
  • We don’t support foreign trips.
  • We don’t support capital projects (eg for buildings, materials etc).
  • We do not fund purchases of equipment for group activities. We only consider funding equipment if it is for an individual who is showing long term commitment to their activity.
  • Each year we give eight to twelve grants averaging £400 each.



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