Applying for a Grant

The Trust provides grants for young people to take part in adventures

Who is eligible

Applicants must:

  • be aged between 10 and 22 on the first day of the expedition/activity
  • have a home address (Use our Postcode Checker):
    • within the area administered by East Devon District Council, or
    • within 8 miles of Exmouth Town Hall (excluding the west of the River Exe)
  • not have started their expedition/activity at the time the application is considered
  • receive the consent of their parent or legal guardian if they are under 18 at the start of the expedition/activity.

What we are unable to support

  • activities which could be considered part of the National Curriculum, including activities week
  • activities which the Trustees consider to be within the responsibility of the Government or Local Authorities
  • activities that do not confirm to current safety legislation
  • the purchase of equipment
  • applicants under the age of 16 who are not under the supervision of an adult
  • retrospective applications
  • top-up payments
  • activities during school term time

How to apply

  • complete the application form, Individual or Group, as appropriate
  • ensure you have completed all sections, including the supporting information
  • applications must be received at least 14 day before a meeting – dates below
  • the Trustees may still ask for more information before a decision can be made
  • all applications must be submitted using our online forms. We no longer accept applications submitted to the Trust by email

Meeting dates

Meeting dateApplication closing date
29th May 202415th May 2024
17th July 20243rd July 2024
18th September 20244th September 2024
13th November 202430th October 2024
These are the expected meeting dates. However, the Trustees reserve the right to change these meeting dates

Recently Awarded Grants

Take a look at some of the adventures we have recently awarded a grant for:


Important information

  • we will aim to notify you, by email, the outcome of your application within 14 days of the meeting at which your application has been discussed
  • late applications will be considered at the next meeting, provided the trip has not already started
  • each application will be treated on its own merits based on the information provided
  • the Trustees reserve the right to reject applications without providing an explanation
  • booking confirmation of the expedition/activity will be required as proof before funds can be released (e.g. train or airline ticket)
  • we may ask for a full refund of any grant not used for the purposes outlined in the application, or if the expedition/ activity does not take place 
  • the Trust can accept no responsibility for any aspect of the expedition/activity receiving the grant
  • if your application is successful, the Trustees would love to hear all about you expedition/ activity so please provide a report and any photos we could add to our gallery