GET is a grant making trust that aims to inspire people from all backgrounds to get into the outdoors, to test themselves in different environments, and to push their limits. We want to help people develop their character through exposure to challenging, exciting and inspiring experiences. The Trust offers small to medium size grants to individuals who need financial support in order to achieve this aim.
As young people are put under ever greater academic pressure and face growing social and psychological pressures through the emergence of social media and gaming mediums it has been the traditional reliefs that have been thrust aside. At times when it may be most needed, adventurous training seems to be dropping further and further down the list of priorities. We want to inspire people to take that next step, to try something new or challenging, and enhance their expectations of what they can achieve.
When we have young people wanting to get exploring, we offer grants to help them achieve this. In many cases we may not be able to cover all the costs, however often just a small level of financial support can make a financially non-viable trip possible.
Examples may include:
- A pair of hill walking boots
- The cost of participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award
- The deposit on an adventurous training course
- The transport costs to attend a mountain skills, first aid, navigation etc. training course
- The upfront costs of a fundraising event
- An expedition such as those led by British Exploring, World Expeditions, World Challenge, etc.
These examples are by no means criteria or favoured suggestions, but are intended to add to the picture of what we aim to support.
The official charitable objectives are stated in the governing document as:
"THE ADVANCEMENT IN LIFE OF YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 13 AND 25 BY PROVIDING GRANTS TO ENABLE THEM TO ACCESS:
A) RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL WELFARE, DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF LIFE; AND
B) SUPPORT AND ACTIVITIES WHICH DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, CAPACITIES AND CAPABILITIES TO ENABLE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY AS MATURE AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS."