Rover Challenge

Rover Challenge grant applications are now open!

Are you planning community projects or wishing to undertake Outdoor Adventure Skills training? Wanting some funding to kick-start your journey? Apply for a Rover Challenge Grant now!


What is the Rover Challenge Fund?

The purpose of the Rover Challenge Fund is to encourage Rover Units to further develop their program by challenging themselves and pushing their boundaries.

Rover Challenge Fund grants are available to groups of registered Rover Scouts who are planning community projects or wishing to undertake specific Outdoor Adventure Skills courses. Examples of these initiatives are: Wilderness First Aid Courses, Adventurous Activity Instructor Courses and community projects. The Rover Challenge cannot be used for National Moot costs (see Moot Buddies).

The grant is not designed to fund entire projects, but is there to provide the initial funding for start-up costs. The activity group will need to provide both a final report and invoices for the activity that a grant has been provided for.

 Please send questions to the NRC Vice Chair, Max Manson:

The Grant:

The NRC has made available $1000 to be divided up between successful applicants every six months. Applications are open all year round with each round having cut-off as listed below.

2023 Round 1: Applications opened 1 February, close 30 June 2023

2023 Round 2: Applications open 1 August, close 31 December 2023

2024 Round 1: Applications open 1 February, close 30 June 2024

2024 Round 2: Applications open 1 August, close 31 December 2024

The selection process: 

The NRC Vice Chair will form a selection panel to review all applications and make a decision on which application to endorse and how the available funding will be divided. Unsuccessful applicants will be asked if they would like their application to be considered for the next round of funding.