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MEC Adventure Grant 2018

Grants to British Columbia and Alberta Teams for
Exploratory Expeditions in Canada and Around the World

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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VIMFF (Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival) and MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-operative)

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Grants to Alberta and British Columbia teams of adventurers and explorers for expeditions across Canada and the world. Funds are intended to promote outdoor adventures both at home and across the globe, and to publicize the expeditions for the benefit of the community. Any and all human-powered outdoor pursuits will be considered, including: cycling, hiking, trail running, climbing, skiing, and paddling.

Grant Requirements:
- Expedition participants must be extensively prepared, through both physical training and gear preparation.
- Recipients must be self-reliant and carry appropriate safety gear and communication devices relevant for the location and activity.
- Participants must minimize environmental impacts and practice safe, responsible use of the outdoors.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165984

Term of Contract:

The supported expedition must take place between February 2018 and January 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The MEC Adventure grant is open to Canadian residents of British Columbia and Alberta only.

Expeditions must be exploratory in nature.

There are no geographical restrictions regarding the expedition.

Pre-Application Information:

The MEC Adventure Grant closes December 31st.

Recipients of the grants will be awarded at the 21st annual VIMFF in February 2018.

At least one member of the team must give a presentation on their trip at the VIMFF in February 2019.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia