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"The school had a good reputation scholastically but the food was awful, and wartime rationing did not help. Several of us fainted on the station platform under freezing conditions at the end of the 1917 winter term; we had had only porridge for breakfast and even that was burnt."

'A Talent for Adventure' by Andrew Croft

Fund details

Fund objectives

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Such exclusively charitable purposes or purposes as the Trustees shall at their absolute discretion decide for the benefit of the inhabitants of Arctic communities.
  4. 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.

The Fund is a registered charity, number 1078106.

Patrons and Trustees

Patrons

  • Dr Charles Swithinbank
  • Sir David Veness, C.B.E. Q.P.M

Trustees

  • Mr James Korner Chairman
  • Dr Lorraine Craig
  • Dr Derek Fordham Treasurer
  • Mrs James (Julia) Korner
  • Professor Robert Schroter

Previous beneficiaries

1999

 

 

Orea Anderson

£300

Grant towards teaching trekking in Nepal.

Paola Chadwick

£250

Grant towards study of biodiversity in Chinese National Park.

2000

Matthew Spenceley

£400

British Scweizerland Expedition (Nottingham Trent University).

Jim Mayer

£400

Greenland 2000 Expedition: crossing the Ice Cap from Ammassalik to Kangerdlusuaq, “to develop the personal resolve, expedition experience and Arctic understanding of the three team members”.

2001

Cambridge Bay Library Fund

£250

Towards restoration of library which suffered serious fire damage.

Metropolitan police

£4,500

Towards publication of “Policing Diversity” handbook.

Susan Adair

£400

Study of sediment transfer in High Arctic systems (Svalbard).

BSES Arctic Expedition

(Mark Evans)

£1,000

Development of leadership, observational and co-operative skills in harsh environments.

2002

Jim Mayer

£500

Sarek Ski Mountaineering Expedition: Ascent of eight peaks above 2,000m in (remote) Sarek region of Arctic Sweden.

Abigail Flint (1)

£600

Research into the impact of climate change on indigenous reindeer herding communities in Arctic Sweden.

BSES Expeditions

£600

To be used to support needy participants in BSES Arctic expeditions.

Lydia Buttinger

£125

Durham UniversityWest Greenland Expedition

2004

BSES Expeditions

£600

To help young leaders meet costs of the 2004 Iceland expedition

Imperial CollegeGreenland Expedition

£600

(Trans-) Greenland Expedition 2004

 

 

 

Royal Geographical Society

£500

Donation to Polar Archives

2005

Metropolitan Police

£3,480

To train leaders for Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme undertaken by Volunteer Police Cadets units.

BSES Expeditions

£600

To be used to support needy participants in BSES Arctic Expeditions.

Project Rangifer (2)

£400

Towards study of reindeer displacement.

Maritime Rescue (2) Institute, Stonehaven

£1,000

To enable disadvantaged youth participants in training of safety at sea near Arctic Circle.

Cambridge University Mountaineering Club

£500

Centenary Expedition to Kangerdlussuaq, Greenland.

Durham University2005Alaska Expedition

£800

Contribution towards overall costs.

2006

Scott Polar Research Institute

£600

W Mills Library Appeal

BSES Expedition

£2,000

Young Leaders Training Programme.

Oxford UniversityGreenland Expedition

£800

Contribution towards overall costs

Queen ElizabethHigh School, Isle of Man

£500

Contribution towards costs of expedition to South Greenland

Clare Plant

£500

Research into global warming in Arctic Sweden.

Cambridge UniversityEast Greenland Expedition

£600

Contribution towards overall cost

2007

BSES Expeditions

£1,500

Young leaders Training Programme.

St Jude’s Cathedral

£900

Restoration Appeal

BSES Expeditions

£1,000

Funding support to young explorers

David Jakulis

£600

East Greenland 2007 Expeditions

West Lancashire County Scouts Mountaineering Group

£1,700

East Greenland 2007 Expeditions

BSES

£1,000

75th Anniversary Appeal

Fuchs Foundation

£1,000

Ellsworth Mountains Expedition

2008

BSES Expeditions

£800

Support to members of the Svalbard expedition

BSES Expeditions

£2,500

Southern Endurance Expedition

Oxford University

Greenland Expedition

£300

Contribution towards costs

Rosie Hindle

£400

Yorkshire Schools Expedition Society Venture to Mongolia

University of Nottingham

Kamchatka Expedition

£300

Contribution toward costs

BSES Expeditions

£1,000

Outreach programme

University of Swansea

£300

Contribution towards Glaciology Group’s participation in the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

2009

Oxford University Tien

Shan Expedition

£400

Contribution towards overall costs

BSES Expeditions

£1,500

‘Next Generation’ programme

Imperial College, London

£1,000

Greenland 2009 Expedition

Rowan Huntley

£500

Greenland journey

 

2010

Kirsty Reynolds

£500

MSci geological and hydrothermal study of gold mineralisation, Sermiligaarsuk Fjord, Greenland

Rupert Bainbridge &

Katherine Bazeley

£800

Field study, Icelandic Jokulhlaup Project

BSES Expeditions

£3,300

Next Generation Programme;

Young Explorers Bursary Fund;

(Young) Leaders Bursary Fund

Ryan Scott

£250

Dorset Expedition Society: expedition to Alaska

Nicole Rainey

£200

Young Explorers Trust: Greenland Expedition

2011

Imperial College

Svalbard Expedition

£1,200

Costs of Expedition

BSES

£2,000

Young Explorers’ Bursary Fund

Rachel Gibbon (3)

£2,300

Grant towards MSc in Forensic Investigation

Total funds provided since inception (November 1999)

£47,255

     

2012

   

Imperial College

£500

Towards costs of expedition

BSES Expedition

£2,500

Finnmark: Bursary Fund

Aberystwyth University

£1,000

Greenland Overwintering Expedition

John Lyon School

£500

Liverpool Land, East Greenland Expedition

West Lancashire Scouts

£500

East Greenland Expedition

     

2013

 

British Exploring Society

£2,750

Finnmark Expedition 2013

TW Ripley

£400

Wales Patagonia Expedition 2013

Irina Chemshirova

£550

West Greenland Marine Fieldwork

Tim Dixon

£330

Glacier Movement Study, Abisko, Sweden

Alistair Everett

£300

Oceanographic monitoring in Semilik Fjord

Thomas Codrington

£500

Oxford West Greenland Expedition

Alexander Hibbert

£500

The Dark Ice Project

Tim Child

£300

‘Northern Exposure’: Arctic skills training

Theodore Weiss

£400

University of St Andrews East Greenland Expedition

2014

British Exploring Society

£2,750

Finnmark Expedition 2014 Bursary Fund

Scott Polar Institute

£1,000

Ponting negatives rescue appeal

John Lyon School

£500

Green Lyon expedition 11 to East Greenland

University of Glasgow Exploration Society

£700

Iceland Expedition

Salcombe Yacht Club

£700

Expedition to Greenland

Wallasey School

£500

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme equip. purchase

Alistair Walker

£500

Arctic Canada and Greenland 2014 Expedition

Cameron McKay

£400

Greenland 360, 2014 Expedition

Dr Joseph Cook

£300

Post-doctoral research on microbiology of the Greenland ice-sheet

Kirsty Bremner

£200

2014 Alaska Expedition

Jade Bowling

£250

Research work on the Solheimajoekull glacier, Iceland

Total funds provided since Inception (November 1999): £68,855

Notes

  • (1) Funds returned July 2002, owing to lack of support elsewhere.
  • (2) Funds returned July 2005, owing to lack of support elsewhere.
  • (3) Grant paid after year end

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