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Neil Mackenzie Adventure Grant 2018 - APPLY NOW until JAN 29 @ 4pm · Fri. Sep. 1st - Mon. Jan. 29th

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Organized by: Kelsey Miller.

Start: Friday, Sep. 1st
End: Monday, Jan. 29th


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"We, his parents, want to keep Neil's Memory alive in VOC by awarding a grant to a suitable applicant or applicants who can demonstrate a wish to seek adventure or training in physical outdoor activities, preferably in Scotland, and help them to achieve their objectives. The funding for an adventure will be divided - part funded by VOC fundraising, part by The Neil Mackenzie Trust and part by the applicants themselves."

- Margaret and Angus Mackenzie, November 2016

Click HERE for the application form! 

*Applications are due January 29, 2018*

There is no adventure too big or too small - all VOC members, both associate and student, are encouraged to apply! Adventures not only make us late for dinner - they foster growth and inspire those around us to explore our beautiful world. 


The Adventure

  • Any self-propelled adventure, in the spirit of the VOC, will be considered.
  • Preference for applications for adventure in Scotland, but all other regions will be considered.
  • Applications that include the Bothy Challenge  are also encouraged.
  • Applicants must demonstrate sufficient technical experience and background to safely complete their proposed adventure (i.e. AST / Glacier School).


  • All VOC members are invited to apply: associate, student and honorary members.
  • Individual or small groups may apply.
  • For group applications: one application should be submitted for the adventure.
  • Adventures should be executed in the upcoming year 03/2018 – 03/2019
  • Involvement with the VOC community is considered favourably. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their volunteer history with the VOC, or their specific plans to give back to the VOC.
  • Applications are due by 4:00 pm January 29th, by email to [email protected] 

Click HERE for the application form! 


  • A report on completion must be written and submitted to the VOC Journal, as well as a separate report on practicality/comments/suggestions on the grant.
  • Grant Awardees are expected to give a slide show in the fall.


  • Awards of up to $2,000 will be awarded to individuals or members of a party to pursue an outdoor adventure of their choice.
  • Grants will cover up to 65% of the total project cost. You need to pitch in or secure secondary funding.

Please visit the wiki page or the message board for further questions you may have regarding eligibility, the application process, etc. 

Posted: 2017-10-03 12:39:34
Last modified: 2018-01-08 11:50:54