Each year, Love Her Wild support women in our community with direct funding and gear to make getting outdoors easier. We aim to provide at least 20 women annually with free places on our adventures and Wild Weekends. In addition, we are working to provide our promising local Wilders (who coordinate our local groups) with recognised outdoor qualifications so they can better carry out their roles and serve their communities as positive female role models.
As minority ethnic women are least represented in our community (2021 Love Her Wild Survey), priority places are given across all our grants to women who identify as black, asian or minority ethnic.
To allocate funding opportunities we work with relevant charities, recognise nominations for promising leaders or open up opportunities to the community by sharing across our social media pages.
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Positive Role Models Grant
Each year we allocate at least 20 free places on our adventures to those least represented in the outdoors so that they can become positive role models in their communities. These go to women who either identify as minority ethnic, differently-abled or from a low-income household.
In 2020 Kat Marsden-Broad, an active and much loved member of the Love Her Wild community, lost her battle with mental Illness. In her memory, we have launched the KMB Grant. Each year the grant will provide two women suffering from mental illness, of any description, a free place on our Wild Weekends. Our Wild Weekends focus on time in nature and community.
Outdoor Leaders Grant
To bridge the gender gap in the outdoors, we are working to support women to gain professional outdoor qualifications. These opportunities are giving to our Local Wilders who run the Love Her Wild local groups providing activities and meet-ups for their members. We recognise that supporting these women in gaining qualifications boosts their confidence and provides them with new skills so they can better carry out their role and serve the women in their communities.
Promising leaders are invited to apply and in return for funding agree to deliver at least two free adventures for the community. This could be anything from running a navigation training weekend to leading a hike up a mountain.
Love Her Wild Mentoring
Starting out in adventure can be difficult. There are so many things to get your head around! How do you work out where to sleep each night? How far should I plan to travel each day? What do I eat? How exactly do I go to the toilet?!
That’s why we set up the Love Her Wild Mentor Scheme. Women are matched with experienced adventurers who can help them on the build up to an expedition. To be accountable and to have someone there to answer questions. Read about our previous mentoring matches here.