The Adventure Fund, in association with Sidetracked Magazine, is an annual grant established to support individuals or groups who display a creative and innovative approach towards adventurous travel and expeditioning. Whilst many trusts and grants support specific activities that lead on to exciting exploits, very few organisations focus exclusively on supporting the spirit of adventure in itself, whatever you may be doing and wherever you may be heading.

The Fund aims to encourage applicant(s) to hold a creative approach; to believe that adventure can be had just as easily in Dorset as it can in Dushanbe. Applications are welcome from all ages, nationalities, activities and size of expedition, but the successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate how they will endeavour to use the grant money, which is not large, in an innovative and ‘Sidetracked’ manner.


The Adventure Fund is a small grant established by adventure lovers, for adventure lovers. If you enjoy reading Sidetracked, and wish to help support the type of exciting travel projects we feature on there, please consider donating just a small amount into the fund. Every penny donated goes straight into supporting an expedition, so the more we can collectively put into it, the more successful recipients of the grant will be able to get out. If you would like to help fellow readers tell their story, please consider donating here.