Corporate Support

Build partnerships to support the next generation. Young people growing up in the UK today face multiple barriers to living heathy, happy and successful lives. We work with Corporate partners to ensure young people can develop the strength, resilience and self-belief they need to succeed.

We understand that powerful adventure in the outdoors has a unique ability to unlock potential; our courses help young people navigate the challenges of adolescence and support them to flourish and thrive throughout their lives. We work collaboratively with our Corporate partners to build impactful partnerships that will not only develop the next generation, but meaningfully deliver against key CSR objectives and provide unique employee engagement opportunities too.

All of our corporate donors are invited to join our exclusive network of supporters known as The Patron’s Company, led by our patron, HRH The Duke of York. By supporting The Outward Bound Trust you can help young people realise their ambitions and achieve their life goals.

How you can help
The Patron's Company of Supporters

Becoming a member of our Patron’s Company of supporters allows you access to a number of unique opportunities which both recognise your support and maximise the potential benefit to your company, including:

  • An exclusive invitation to a Patron’s Company lunch at a royal venue with our Chairman, HRH The Duke of York
  • Priority access to our exclusive networking and events programme
  • A hosted visit to one of our centres to see The Trust’s work first-hand, and meet the young people benefiting from your support
  • The opportunity to direct your investment to schools and young people in your local communities, developing future employees whilst engaging and retaining your current staff
  • An opportunity to develop your staff volunteering programmes, for example through our employee mentoring scheme
  • An annual report demonstrating the impact of your donation.
Corporate Partnerships

Working in partnership with you, we can develop a specific and tailored project to meet your organisation’s corporate sustainability requirements, helping you to achieve your specific outcomes and creating a more productive, capable and motivated generation of young people. The Outward Bound Trust has an extremely successful track record of developing and delivering major corporate partnerships, delivering tangible benefits to companies and the disadvantaged young people they support.

Charity of the Year Partnerships

Choosing The Outward Bound Trust as your Charity of the Year allows your employees to meaningfully support our work knowing that their fundraising efforts are making a difference to young people locally and nationally. This kind of embedded partnership also demonstrates your company’s commitment to being at the heart of your communities.

  • Employee ambassador schemes through Outward Bound courses working directly with the young people you support
  • Direct links to local schools supported through Outward Bound courses, helping to engage employees with their communities
  • Participation in challenge events such as the London Marathon, the Great Edinburgh and Great North Run
  • Priority access to our exclusive events programme such as the Diamond Cup Regatta, Newbury race day and many more.
Cause Related Marketing

The Outward Bound Trust is a high profile charity listed in the top 100 Charity Brands index in 2010 and 2011, with a very positive story to tell. Working with us on a cause related marketing (CRM) campaign can have an impact on brand affinity and in turn brand equity, as well as consumer perception, loyalty and actual buying behaviour. CRM campaigns can also have a greater impact on customer spend than more conventional methods such as point-of-sale promotions.*

(* Research on brand benefits of CRM carried out by Business in the Community).

Snapshot of our Corporate Supporters

Over the last 75 years, we've been fortunate enough to work with many notable organisations. While they vary greatly in size and specialism, they all have one thing in common - a commitment to investing in talent, in the next generation and to their communities.

Akzo Nobel
Annington Trust
Ardmel Group
Castle View
City Building
Chivas Brothers
CNOOC Limited
David Stevenson Trust
Deltec International Courier
DHL UK Foundation / DHL
Evans Property Group
Fine Bedding Company
Forbo Flooring Systems k
Hadley Group
Hammerson plc
Henry Schein
intu Properties plc
Investec Bank
Klondyke Garden Centres
LV Shipping Holdings
Make My Day Better

Marine Harvest
Morgan Advanced Materials
Muir Group
MS Amlin
M Squared Lasers
NEXT plc
North Lancs Training Group
Pelicans Group
Provident Financial
Scot JCB
Scott Group
Power Foundation
Souter Charitable Trust
The Midcounties Co-operative
The North Face
tp bennett LLP
Vale Bridgecraft
Virgin Balloon Flights
Volvo Construction Equipment Haulers
Wakefield and District Housing
William Jackson Food Group
Whyte & Mackay
Wholebake Ltd