The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award: Gold Adventurous Journey Grants2019-04-04T19:48:27+00:00

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award:  Gold Adventurous Journey Grants

Grants now available for Gold Adventurous Journeys!

Are you currently planning your Gold-level Adventurous Journey for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award? Would a cash grant help you have an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life?

Swap the Kawekas for the Kaimanawas. Trade your Maggi mac’n’cheese for that dehydrated butter chicken that tastes almost like the real thing. Hire a GoPro to record your experience forever. All these things are possible with the help of our cash grants for young people undertaking their Gold Adventurous Journey.

All we ask in return is a short article and a couple of photos about your trip that we can publish on our website and social media.

The grants are $200 in cash and can be used for expenses associated with your Adventurous Journey, including travel costs, hut fees, food purchase and gear hire. They have been made available through the generous support of the Maerewhenua Trust.

For a full list of criteria and information about the application process, download the information form below.

Ready to apply? You’ll find the application form as a pdf or doc below.

If you have any questions about the grant or the application process, please email

There are four rounds each year  closing on  15 March,  15 June, 15 September and 15 November


Information form pdf



 Application Form pdf

Application Form doc


Photo: Otago Boys’ High School students on a Duke of Edinburgh trip, walking the Greenstone Track. Credit: Danilo Hegg