The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust
Of interest to organisations dealing with Outdoor Activities, Walking, Climbing, Cycling, Kayaking, Sailing, Horse Riding, Residential Courses
The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust gives grants that allow disadvantaged young people to take up opportunities to develop an exciting interest in the great outdoors. They usually support programmes run by schools or youth groups.
They usually support organisations, but if an individual wants to apply, they need a referee.
They prefer that applicants have done some fund-raising.
What For?The AFMT funds projects that give disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors. Outdoor activities means walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding and residential courses at outdoor centres.The AFMT funds projects that give disadvantaged young people the chance to develop an existing interest in the great outdoors. Outdoor activities means walking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse riding and residential courses at outdoor centres. The AFMT doesn’t fund taster sessions or one-off residential trips. They are unlikely to support environmental organisations, unless there is a strong outdoor element to the application. They do not support foreign trips. They don’t support capital projects. Mostly, they are looking for enthusiasm and imagination. To give an idea of the kind of projects the AFMT supports, a few are outlined below: • A grant to take 12 young people from a cycling project in Bristol on a mountain biking trip to the Forest of Dean • Support for a residential course in Wales from an outdoor activities youth project in Maidstone • Money to help the HOPE project set up a club for local youths in Cannock to develop their interest in climbing • Assistance for a series of kayaking and sailing sessions for young people at St Mary’s School in Handsworth, Birmingham • Financial support for a group of young women from East London with a passion for indoor climbing to try the sport outdoors