The Spirit of Adventure Award

The Captain Scott Society

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Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

Grant amount: Up to £2,000

Fields of work: Adventure Travel & Expeditions

Applicant type: Individuals, Organizations

Funding uses: Conference, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: United Kingdom

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The Captain Scott Society exists to perpetuate the memory of Captain Scott and his comrades and their association with the City of Cardiff.

The objects of the Society are to promote social and charitable activities with particular emphasis on adventure. It celebrates the anniversary of that original visit to Cardiff. The Society makes an annual 'Spirit of Adventure' award of £2,50 to expeditions that exhibit the ‘spirit of adventure’ that was so nobly demonstrated by Captain Scott and The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913.

The Award is usually presented at the Society's Annual Dinner to which the successful applicant (or representative of a Group) is invited as a guest of the Society. The Dinner is always held on the 13th June.

It is a condition of the Award that the successful applicant(s) gives a presentation to the Society on completion of the attempt. This normally takes place at the Society's Annual General Meeting during April or May of each year.

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


  • This is awarded to the individual or Group that best exemplifies Captain Scott's 'Spirit of Adventure'
  • In particular, the Society is looking for adventurous 'firsts'.
    • These could include the scaling of unclimbed peaks, navigational firsts, sporting firsts or expeditionary firsts of any kind.
  • Applicants should also take into account the scientific objectives of Scott's expeditions.
  • Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world, but you must give a post-award report and presentation in Cardiff, Wales.

This page was last reviewed April 01, 2020 and last updated April 01, 2020