Overseas Expedition Grants
The Welsh Sports Association recognizes that grounds breaking overseas expeditions play an important part in the development of outdoor pursuits in Wales, and each year invites organizers of eligible overseas expeditions to apply for grant aid.
Successful applications usually come from mountaineering, caving, cave diving, canoeing, rowing and paragliding expeditions, but the WSA is always willing to consider applications from other outdoor activities, providing the planned expedition is ground breaking and likely to enhance the development of that activity. All applications are considered on merit and must be supported by the appropriate National Governing Body.
Priority will be given to expeditions where the majority of members are Welsh, and only the Welsh team members of the expedition will be eligible for funding. To qualify for funding team members must have been born in Wales, or have permanently lived in Wales for at least two years, or have a parent or grandparent who was born in Wales.
Amount of Grant
Any grant awarded will usually be limited to a maximum of 50% of the estimated cost of travel within the UK and abroad, and a maximum of 50% of the estimated cost of safety equipment and any other essential additional equipment required for the expedition.
How to Apply
Please download an application form using the link below. Completed application forms must be returned to the WSA by the 14 January of the year prior to the financial year in which the expedition is due to depart. For example expeditions taking place between 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014 must apply by 14 January 2013.
Please send completed applications to:
Welsh Sports Association
Sport Wales National Centre
For further information and advice, please contact email@example.com.
Overseas Expedition Grant Application Form (267k)
Overseas Expedition Grant Guidelines (217k)