Bill Wallace Grant to fund six life-changing adventures
This year's applicants will study endangered blue-eyed black lemurs in Madagascar and help a reforestation and schools project in Uganda
The Trust is delighted to announce that this year’s Bill Wallace Grant will fund six exciting conservation adventures, from a study of endangered blue-eyed black lemurs in Madagascar to a reforestation and schools project in Uganda.
The grant was launched in 2007 as a memorial to the late Bill Wallace, a former stalwart of the Trust who played an important role in the earlier development of the organisation. It is used to help people seek out life-changing experiences in wild places.
The successful applicants this year are:
- Alex Fall from Hampshire who will gather raptor data as part of an independent expedition to the Rewilding Europe region of the Rhodope Bulgarian mountain range.
- 16-year-old Zeki Basan from Moray, who will walk and make a film of Scotland’s newest long-distance route, the John Muir Way.
- Jesse Dufton, a Loughborough-based registered blind climber, who will measure and record data on Greenland’s ice caps and glaciers.
- Caitlin Eschmann from Bristol who will study the critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur in Madagascar.
- Emma Vicary, from Falmouth who will help develop elephant conservation through a honey bee project in Kenya.
- Ninette Gray will take 15 Northumberland Scouts to help a reforestation and schools project in Uganda.
The John Muir Trust manages the Bill Wallace Grant for free – all funding raised goes to adventures and expeditions that benefit people and places.
Find out more about the Bill Wallace Grant.