$4,305 of income from the National Tour wet towards the 2020 festival Grant Scheme
to fund youth in adventure skills training, support local environmental projects and help individuals with disabilities into the outdoors. The initiative promotes the Charitable Trust’s mandate to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, inspire youth to undertake small safe adventures in the outdoors and to help people to reach their full potential.
The Trust awarded funds to four different groups last year. The Alexandra Air Training Corps was awarded a grant of $800 to fund cadets to attend Operation Sparrowhawk at the Burnham Military Camp. Kahu Youth received $1,505 to support the Youth Vs Wild outdoor survival programme. MINT, an organisation supporting youth with intellectual disabilities in the Upper Clutha Region, received $1,500 to help under-18-year-olds to attend an Adventure Ski Day. Peel Forest Outdoor Centre received $500 to support its Year 8 student Holiday Programme.
Applications for the 2021 Grant Scheme open on 1 July.