Andrew Croft Memorial Fund Grant

The Andrew Croft Memorial Fund

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Grant amount: £200 - £3,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2021

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden, Alaska Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Age restriction: No more than 30 years of age

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The Andrew Croft Memorial Fund was established in 1998 to preserve for future generations the life, spirit and hopes of Colonel Andrew Croft DSO OBE, Arctic explorer and wartime commando. 

The Andrew Croft Memorial Fund Grant is available to voluntary and community organisations in the UK. The scheme is intended to support organisations who are working to further the education and training of young people undertaking Arctic expeditions.

Fund's objectives:

  • The advancement of education of young people so as to develop their mental, physical and spiritual capacities so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society by the provision of grants to participate in expeditions particularly to the Arctic.
  • The advancement of education of young people below the age of thirty in such subjects which can be advanced by research and field work particularly in the Arctic by the provision of grants to such persons to enable them to participate in scientific expeditions.
  • Such exclusively charitable purposes or purposes as the Trustees shall at their absolute discretion decide for the benefit of the inhabitants of Arctic communities.
  • For the benefit of the public by assisting members of Her Majesty's Constabulary with the cost of further education and training which will enhance their effectiveness within the community.

Applicants must Contact the fund by either e-mail or letter, presenting an outline of your reasons for seeking the Fund's support, before being invited to submit a full proposal. Full proposals are due at the deadline listed above.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply.
  • Match funding is likely to be required as funding will not cover the entire cost of trips.