The ReenactorsTravelling Foundation

Our goal with The Reenactors Travelling Foundation is to aid Viking and medieval reenactors who for financial reasons are unable to travel to historical events. It´s possible for both groups and individuals to apply. The travelers may be located anywhere in the world – the destination is Norway and/or Sweden.

The reenactment scene is a vast network of skilled enthusiasts. Many of these enthusiasts will never get the opportunity to share their knowledge, develop their skills, experience the event atmosphere and enlarge their network. By donating to The Reenactors Travelling Foundation you will make dreams come true.

How does it work?

Hands on History will kick-start the donation-round with 300 Euro. Now, it`s up to the good citizens of the world to make this sum grow to a respectable level. The crowd funding will run from October to January. When we know the grand total, the jury will start looking at the applications. The jury will consist of one HoH member and three anonymous reenactors from different countries and different reenactment societies. The jury will base their decision on: The size of the grand total and how it can be divided between applicants in a sensible way and the reenactors application. They will reach their decision by mid February.

The grant will cover transportation costs. If necessary, the Hands on History team members will help the traveler to sign up/get approval for participation in events. We will make sure the traveler is welcomed.

All grant receivers will be encouraged to write a travelogue with pictures that will be published during and after their journey.

How can I donate?

You donate by clicking the button below. You can donate any sum you want – many small rivers will form a big ocean. We guarantee that all the money will be added to the grand total, there are no administrative fees.

If you want your donation to be anonymous, please leave us a comment.

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How can I apply?

You can apply by sending us your application via e-mail. The application should include: 

A few lines explaining why you are applying

A few lines about your motivations in reenactment 

A picture of you/your group in reenactment gear

An estimate of how much money you would need to travel to Norway (please include transport device)

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Last years receivers

Tanya Sofronova (with family) from Russia
Ľubomír Novák and Karel Sýkora from Czech Republic
Andrea Box from Australia
Elisabeth Liljenzin from Sweden
Sergey Tereshkov from Russia
Thomas and Jani Lenior from Holland