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Overseas Support

WorldThe Sports Council for Wales delegated responsibility for Overseas Support in 2007 to the Welsh Sports Association’s Outdoor Pursuits Group for the assessment of applications and day to day administration of Grant Aid to support overseas expeditions.

Successful applications have in the past traditionally come from mountaineering, caving, cave diving, canoeing and paragliding. But the Outdoor Pursuits Group of the Welsh Sports Association is happy to consider applications from other outdoor activities, providing the expedition is ground breaking and likely to enhance the development of that activity. All applications will be considered on merit, and after consultation with the appropriate National Governing Body.


Priority will be given to Welsh based expeditions where the majority of members are Welsh. Only Welsh team members will be eligible for funding and must qualify on the grounds of birth, parentage or be permanently resident in Wales for two or more years.


Grant will normally be limited to a contribution of up to 50% towards the estimated cost of travel, U.K and abroad, essential additional equipment and safety equipment.


Applications for grant-aid to support the expedition must be made on the appropriate application form in advance of the proposed expedition date. Applications must be received by 31 December, prior to the financial year (1 April – 31 March) in which the expedition is planned to take place.

If you wish to download an Application Form or view details of eligibility in the Guidelines for Grant Aid, both documents are available above under Resources:

Enquiries and applications should be sent to:

Paul Dancey
Welsh Sports Association
Institute of Sport
Sophia Gardens
CF11 9SW


Tel: Fax:

Or please visit WSA Overseas Expedition Grants for full details and terms and conditions.