Deserving Women Scheme
As part of our commitment to support women in adventure, Love Her Wild has set up the Deserving Women Scheme. Much of the support available in adventure comes in the form of grants – for individuals who already have a journey in mind and who have the confidence to do it unsupported. But we recognise that not everyone is at this stage of adventuring. For many, they are taking their first steps in the outdoors. Learning the skills and building confidence and network that is needed first.
Women can face all sorts of barriers that may be holding them back from taking those first steps. The Deserving Women Scheme was set up to try and break down those barriers. By offering free spaces on our supported expeditions and events to provide women who need it most with an opportunity to enjoy everything that adventure has to offer.
We run the Deserving Women Scheme a little differently from most scholarships and grants. We do not feel it is our place to judge circumstances, therefore nominations for the scheme are done on a trust basis. Women can put themselves forward or can be nominated and names are chosen at random.
Circumstances which warrant a nomination include financial strain, bereavement and recent recovery from ill health. This list is not inclusive and we trust that individuals are able to determine if circumstances warrant a nomination. Please note that we ask for nominations only from individuals who feel they are physically and mentally capable of participating in the event they are applying for.
Deserving Women Scheme opportunities will be listed on this page (below) and nominations can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ‘Deserving Women Scheme [name of event] in the heading.
Love Her Wild Weekend 2018
5 free spaces for deserving women – nominations have now closed for this event