Supporting the Now on Earth Youth Adventure Grant
The Now on Earth Youth Adventure Grant is a new grant aimed at supporting young adults aged 18-24 undertaking their first adventurous expedition, and Mavin Powercube are proud to be a Patron.
We believe that adventure can have a hugely positive and long-term impact on self-confidence, resilience and fulfilment. At a time when mental health issues, particularly in teens and young adults, are spiralling out of control, Now on Earth hope to give some young people the opportunity to challenge themselves on their first adventure, by offering some financial support for their endeavours. Money should not, after all, be a barrier to attempting what could be a transformational life experience! By offering small grants Now on Earth hope to make these adventures more accessible to more young people.
We’re facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that adventure and challenge are essential to our wellbeing. In westernised society in particular, the adventurous elements once commonplace in children’s upbringing have been gradually stripped away by health and safety measures in schools and wider society, the drifting apart of larger, close-knit family groups and communities (which would once have collectively kept an eye on the children, giving them more freedom to explore within safe boundaries), and the risk-averse approach to parenting, often born of fears exaggerated by the constant bombardment, through our ‘always-on’ technology, of negative media stories.
This is an imbalance which urgently needs to be addressed. We’re advocates of the #adventurerevolution. By giving young people the opportunity to challenge themselves, adventure can lead them to uncover new perspectives, develop stronger social connections, lessen anxiety, increase self-belief, and access deeper levels of resilience.
The Now on Earth team fundraise for the grant by undertaking adventurous challenges. They are currently preparing for a fastpacking expedition across the Hajar Mountains of Oman. You can find out more at www.nowonearth.com/youth-adventure-grant.
You can support the Youth Adventure Grant as an individual here:
Corporate Patron PR opportunities
The Now on Earth team are looking for more corporate sponsors for their fundraising activities. They offer good PR opportunities around their fundraising challenges for corporate supporters. You can download an information pack here: