North Face Covid-19 Explore Fund

If you’re part of the outdoor community that makes exploration possible it’s almost certainly a tough time right now. Luckily, the legends that are The North Face have created an Explore Fund in response to Covid-19 to support outdoors and exploration communities. 

They say, “For more than 50 years, we have been led by our purpose to lead the world forward through exploration. An action capable of uniting and lifting us as both individuals and members of this global community. As the world faces an unprecedented challenge, we recognise the importance and value of this community and the role we can play in helping people, places and organisations weather this storm. That’s why we are committing € 1 million to support the outdoor communities that make exploration possible.”

While travel and tourism organisations can not apply for the Explore Fund, and there are geographical criteria to look out for, they’re keen to support conservation groups and organisations​, outdoor charities​, outdoor industry associations​, organisations or companies involved in the following sports/ activities:​ camping, environmental education, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, indoor rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, trail running, alpinism​.

See full details here on The North Face website

Deadlines for applications May 22nd 2020 – spread the word and good luck if you apply!


Pic: Simon Goetz