Financial support of up to 40%

As an educational charity, we work hard to make the outdoors accessible to as many young people as possible through our charitable subsidies and bursary scheme. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and corporate supporters almost 70% of our participants receive financial support, enabling them to benefit from our high quality residential experiences.


Financial assistance is available to all UK residents who are in the education system. Suitable candidates need to meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Free school meals
  • Low-income family
  • English as a second language
  • Special educational needs
  • Poor educational attainment 
  • At risk of offending
  • Ethnic minority backgrounds.

How does it work? 

A simple online application form is submitted by the school and a decision on eligibility and the amount of bursary awarded is normally returned within 24 hours.

To take advantage of our financial support or above current offers, please fill in our financial application form (112KB, Word) and email it back to us or call 01931 740000 and speak directly to a member of our Education Team.

Looking for ways to spend your pupil premium funding? Have you considered outdoor learning? 

An increasing number of schools we work in partnership with are using their Pupil Premium funding to give their pupils access to our residential experiences.

Evidence in recent Ofsted reports, from a number of schools we work with, suggests they view learning outside the classroom as a successful tool for narrowing the achievement gap, supporting the purpose of the pupil premium fund.

This example shows how high attainment and levels of progress can be secured through a well-integrated curriculum with a broad programme of learning outside of the classroom (LOtC). This includes many residential visits, day trips and activities in the local environment. Neston High School
There has been a strong emphasis on helping financially disadvantaged students so that they can participate in activities such as The Outward Bound Trust's residential course, or theatre visits. There are no significant gaps in the achievement of different groups of students. Flixton Girls' High School

Latest Bursary Offers - Ullswater, Aberdovey, Loch Eil

Monday - Friday (5 day)

01st – 05th May 2017 Aberdovey £2,592 (normally £5,655)
22nd – 26th May 2017 Ullswater £2,844 (normally £5,655)
05th – 09th June 2017 Loch Eil £2,844 (normally £5,655)
26th – 30th June 2017 Aberdovey £2,844 (normally £5,655) 
17th – 21st July 2017 Aberdovey £2,520 (normally £5,655)
14th – 18th Aug 2017 Howtown £2,499 (normally £5,785)
28th Aug – 01 Sept 2017 Aberdovey £2,916 (normally £5,785)
25th – 29th Sept 2017 Aberdovey £2,916 (normally £5,785)
20th - 24th Nov 2017 Loch Eil £2,592 (normally £5,785)


Prices shown above are based on a group of 12 students and 2 staff members. The reduced price would be subject to completion of a financial assistance form, to establish suitability for funding. The total cost of your course is inclusive of food, accommodation and fully comprehensive insurance. All of the above are subject to availability.

Ogwen Cottage, Snowdonia

Prices shown below is per group of 12 students and 1 staff member.  Minimum booking is 2 groups.

Monday - Friday (5 day)

15th – 19th May 2017 Ogwen £2,844 (normally £5,220)
22nd – 26th May 2017 Ogwen £2,844 (normally £5,220)
19th - 23rd June 2017 Ogwen £2,844 (normally £5,220)
26th – 30th June 2017 Ogwen £2,844 (normally £5,220) 
04th – 08th Sept 2017 Ogwen £2,916 (normally £5,340)
18th – 22nd Sept 2017 Ogwen £2,916 (normally £5,340)
02nd – 06th Oct 2017 Ogwen £2,916 (normally £5,340)
06th – 10th Nov 2017 Ogwen £2,592 (normally £5,340)

3 day courses also available - contact us today for more information