Boldly go where you’ve never been before

Defender 110

The 2011 winners Glacier in a Greenhouse cross a river to try to find a drivable track into Eiriksjokull (Eirik’s Glacier) in Iceland.  (Picture: David Benhamou)


LAND Rover has launched its Go Beyond Bursary for 2012 at the Explore weekend held by the Royal Geographical Society (with IGB).
The RGS is one of six Global Humanitarian and Conservation Partners of Land Rover and runs the bursary scheme on its behalf. The bursary offers the use of a Land Rover Defender 110 and funding for groups taking a journey beyond normal limits and boundaries and which offer a real challenge for participants and the Defender.
The Global Brand Extension Director for Land Rover, Mark Cameron, said; “It gives me great pleasure, in not only announcing the launch of the ‘Go Beyond’ Bursary 2012, but for the first time, to announce the trebling of the total amount of Land Rover funding.
“Hopefully, this will enable the winning Bursary team to match the vehicles’ ‘Go Anywhere’ philosophy and allow them to adventure further afield than ever before.”
Paul Rose, vice-president of Expeditions and Fieldwork, RGS-IBG added: “The Land Rover ‘Go Beyond’ Bursary offers recipients an amazing opportunity to take a journey to promote a wider understanding and enjoyment of people, places and environments.”
“With the use of a Land Rover Defender 110, you can really get off the beaten track and make the most of the vehicle’s capabilities in remote terrain and in demanding environments, helping to turn ideas for challenging and inspiring geographical journeys into a reality.”
The challenge may connect the team with schools, local communities or any number of projects but, whatever its aim, the team will be expected to inspire and engage others, both from the field and on return.
A bursary of £15,000 is available and in addition applicants can apply for a discretionary fund of up to £15,000 to support essential expedition-related costs. The application deadline is February 3, 2012 and interviews will take place in London, in March 2012.
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is one of six Global Humanitarian & Conservation Partners with Land Rover which forms part of an integrated approach to sustainability and sits within Land Rovers’ Our Planet.
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