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Who Can Apply for the Grant?

Applications will open in January 2018 (upon reaching our funding targets)

The Travel Play Live Women's Adventure Grant aims to encourage applicant(s) to consider a creative approach when submitting their application with a strong message that adventure has the power to create positive change, whether it be individual, locally or globally.
Applications are welcome from Australian women of all ages and backgrounds who are planning an expedition or adventurous project and can demonstrate how they will endeavour to use the grant funds, in an innovative, creative and adventurous way to showcase the power of adventure to affect change.

Application forms will be available to download from here in January 2018 
You will also be required to submit a 90 sec video introducing yourself and your adventure project as a part of the application process.


1. Expeditions for Change

We are after applicants whose primary goal of their adventure is to create change locally, nationally or globally via their project or expedition. This category is open to: 

  • Scientists and conservationists who may be conducting fieldwork in intrepid, extreme or remote locations.
  • Explorers and adventurers who are using their expedition to raise awareness on social or environmental causes.
  • Women forging new ground in the adventure arena and challenging boundaries

2. Adventure Film & Photography

We are after female photographers, documentary makers or filmmakers who are capturing the heartbeat of adventure across the globe. This category is open to creative women who are equally as adventurous as the subjects or locations whose story they are telling. 

3. Young Adventurers

We are on the lookout for young women adventurers under 18 years of age who are pioneering the way for their generation to embrace the heartbeat of adventure. 

Within this category, the funding may also be used to participate in skills training or competing at a national or international level in outdoor pursuits.

4. Women Adventurers over 50

We are seeking women 50 and over pushing the boundaries of expectations when it comes to adventure. 


The Crowdfunding Campaign

Launched October 29th 2017

Our goal is to get the adventure community involved raise $15K - $20k in our crowdfunding campaign so that in addition to the funds already raised we can:

  • Allocate a minimum of $5000 in cash funding within each category of the Travel Play Live Women's Adventure Grant.
  • Develop a mentoring program for the recipients and shortlisted entrants to connect them with established female mentors in the arena, equip them with the skills necessary to present their project to the broader community, manage their PR and ensure they fulfil their projects goals.
  • Provide recipients with media coverage and support in the lead-up, during and post project
  • Provide recipients with equipment from our partners, so not only will grant recipients be supported and mentored to get their dream off the ground, they will be equipped with technically innovative apparel and equipment to assist them in reaching their goals.
  • Establish ongoing funds and the groundwork to ensure that the Travel Play Live Women's Adventure Grant becomes a key event within the Australian Women's Adventure calendar.

Meet our Grant Ambassador

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We are honoured to have Hanny Allston as our Women’s Adventure Grant Ambassador.

Hanny is Tasmanian born and has achieved at the elite level in a range of running sports including orienteering, marathon, mountain and trail running. Hanny is the only athlete outside of Europe to have won a World Orienteering Title and is now head coach of the Australian Junior Orienteering Team. She has qualifications in Medical Science, Education, Life Coaching, Business and Sports Coaching, and is fascinated by the science behind performance. She is the founder of Find Your Feet which she now runs with her husband, Graham Hammond.
“It is an honour to become Travel Play Lives’ ambassador for their  Women’s Adventure Grant. Exploring wild places, with hair wild, scratches and mud sneaking up my legs is where I find my truest self. Running along a remote trail feels like I am peering through a window into a place, breeding wonder for what lies ‘out there' but also to the hidden strengths that lie ‘within me'. I want to help women experience this sense of curiosity too. Fascinated by the art of preparing for such adventures, I feel like it is my calling to explore how we can master our own excellence and then share this with Australian women, so together we can foster adventurous, free spirits.”
You can find out more about Hanny from her website and the fabulous ways she supports adventure initiatives via her podcast

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