Uprising Youth Ambassador Sponsorship Programme

*Applications are now closed. We'll announce our first Youth Ambassadors soon!*
Are you a Christchurch-based climber aged 16–21 with inspiring ambitions in either indoor or outdoor climbing?
You could be our next Uprising Youth Ambassador!

As part of our new High-Performance Youth Scholarship scheme, we are looking to provide support for young local boulderers, sport climbers and trad climbers with high-performance climbing goals and the right attitude to be ambassadors for Uprising.

The aim of the programme is to encourage the growth of high-performance climbing in Aotearoa New Zealand through a reduction in financial barriers facing young athletes who are committed to high-performance sport climbing, trad climbing or bouldering. We want our ambitious young climbers to have good access to high-quality training facilities, and climbing opportunities at our best outdoor boulders and crags.

For each successful applicant, we will provide a 12-month Uprising membership, and up to $1000 worth of expense-coverage to assist with the funding of climbing trips, gear or training.

Uprising Youth Ambassadors will be role models to all climbers, demonstrate stewardship towards our climbing areas and facilities, and be committed to helping the NZ climbing community grow.

Applications are open now – we want to hear from you! You might be aiming for a national competition podium, or working towards ticking off a big project at Castle Hill or the Darrans. Let us know what your objectives are.

To apply please complete the following application form.

Closing date for applications is Monday 16 October.