forms are available either on paper from the administrator (see contact
details), or as electronic downloads
available at the base of this page.If applying by mail a copy of the completed form (no more than three pages long) and of any supporting material (no more than two photographs and one map) must be returned by the 31st December. If applying electronically a copy of the completed form (which self restricts to a maximum of three pages) and of any supporting material (no more than two photographs and one map) must be emailed by the 31st January (IMPORTANT: see email rules at the
base of this page).
Trustees will announce their decision in February.
from expeditions to easily accessible areas (e.g. the Alps) or those with
ill-defined objectives are unlikely to be successful. The Trustees will
need to be satisfied that the expedition members have the necessary experience
to attempt their objective.
The Trustees will also need to be satisfied that the expedition will make every reasonable effort to leave the mountain in its original state. Expeditions which carry bolts will not be considered.
grant is not expected to form more than part of the expedition’s
finances. The Trustees must be satisfied that other funds are available
and that personal contributions are of a sufficient proportion. The application
form must clearly describe the intended sources of finance or sponsorship
for the expedition, particularly those which may have a bearing on the
conduct of the expedition in the field.
Award cannot provide assistance for expeditions that run into financial
award will be decided at the discretion of the trustees.
It is important that you know the current regulations of the country
that you propose to visit. These may include payment of peak fees, deposit
of customs bonds, insuring and equipping porters to a certain standard
and employment of a liaison officer. It is a condition of making a grant
that all such political requirements shall be satisfied.
The Grant must be used solely to help finance the expedition and must
be returned if the expedition is cancelled.
Grants are made on the basis of the information given in the Application
Form. After receipt of a grant, the expedition must obtain approval
from the Trustees before making any significant changes to the plan
as described (e.g. change of objective, team members, financial arrangements
etc.). If the Trustees consider these changes have so altered the nature
of the expedition as to make it no longer eligible for the Award, the
expedition must return the grant.
Following the return, the expedition must supply the Trustees with:
A brief factual Report of the expedition containing an outline of
its achievements and/or difficulties together with an account of
expenses. (This must be supplied within six weeks)
Followed by a full report before 31 December of the same year.
- This report
must be supplied by email
(see email rules below for guidance).
- The report
will be made available on this web site on the 'Previous Winners'
All reports and publications must acknowledge the support received from
the Nick Estcourt Award.
The expedition is expected to adhere to the UIAA Ethical Code for Expeditions
and the spirit of the Kathmandu Declaration.
- The Expedition will be expected to obtain a copy of
the newly adopted UIAA Mountain Ethics Declaration and abide by them.
- At least 50% of
the applicants must be British and the expedition must have a British
grant is repayable if these conditions are not met.
- Returned Application
forms should be in ONE of the following formats:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Works
- Adobe Acrobat
- Filename is defined
as follows: Year_ExpeditionName_NEA_Application (for example : 1980_InternationalDhaulagiriExpedition_NEA_Application.doc)
- Relevant route
maps, diagrams and photographs should be restricted to two photographs and one map.
- File type should
be jpeg's, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works or Adobe Acrobat. Please
seek advice if you have other formats.
- File size should
be LESS than 1Mb.
- Filenames should
be defined as follows: Year_ExpeditionName_NEA_Description.jpg where
Description = a one or two word description of the document - e.g.
Failure to adhere
to these conditions will result in documents being deleted without ever
being seen by the Trustees and WILL affect your chances of securing a
grant. If in doubt please seek advice.
Word |Adobe Acrobat