Bill Wallace Grant

The John Muir Trust

Grant amount: £200 - £2,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2019

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The "Bill Wallace Grant" was launched in 2007 to give people the opportunity to seek out life-changing experiences in wild places of the world in ways which will benefit both the person and the wild places themselves. The grant scheme, a lasting and very personal memorial to Bill Wallace, captures the very ethos of the man and give others an opportunity to follow in Bill's footsteps.

A grant of £200 - £2,000 will be made on merit to a person who wishes to ‘go and do it’ in the spirit of Bill Wallace. The project will involve travel to wild places, must be adventurous, of educational or scientific significance – and be a life-changing experience leading to a commitment to practical action to conserve wild places.

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


  • Eligible applicants:
    • UK applicants with a Scottish interest/link
    • people of all ages, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds.
    • people who like Bill can show stoicism, self-motivation, determination and commitment to achieve.
    • people who demonstrate charitable aims (educational/scientific).


  • The Bill Wallace Grant Committee will Favour independent self-led experiences over commercial expeditions, or Pre-paid/Charity/fundraising tours, and /or give priority to individuals whose financial need is greatest.