The Outward Bound Adventure Fund

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As a charity we believe that money should never be an obstacle to discovering more in life. That's why we've created the Adventure Fund, to help kickstart your fundraising journey and make your Outward Bound® summer adventure a reality with up to 50% funding towards a place.

The Adventure Fund is open to everyone including those who've visited Outward Bound before with their school, college or youth group and received a recommendation from their instructor.

Update: Funding for summer 2018 programmes is extremely limited. Apply NOW to avoid missing out!


To ensure all of our groups are as diverse and as full as possible we are currently offering up to 70% (£1,189.30) worth of funding towards selected programmes and dates (UK residents/passport holders only). 

> 19 -day Skills for Life Award (ages 15-19)

  • Loch Eil: 25/06/2018 - 13/07/2018 - Normally £1,699 
  • Ullswater: 02/07/2018 - 20/07/2018 - Normally £1,699
  • Loch Eil: 16/07/2018 - 03/08/2018 - Normally £1,699

> 19-day Ultimate Expedition (ages 15-19)

  • Loch Eil: 25/06/2018 - 13/07/2018 - Normally £1,699

We can help fund up to 50% of the cost

We won’t let money stand in the way of anyone who really want to take part. Thanks to our hardworking fundraising team, donors and supporters, we can help those where funding may be a barrier. 

All you have to do is complete a short online form and provide a few details about yourself and why you want to take part, it's that easy. 

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Live in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford or Wigan? Then check out Manchester Unlimited for a chance to receive up to 70% funding towards a place on the Skills for Life Award. 


Do you have an Outward Bound Scholarship?

We are still honouring our commitment to all those that received an Outward Bound Scholarship - worth £849.50 towards a place on the Skills for Life Award. If you received one of these and would like to redeem it please contact or call 01931 7400 00.

Fundraising for your adventure

Whilst the Adventure Fund offers you a great way to get a head start on your fundraising journey, there can still be a long way to go before you reach your goal. 

That's why we've pulled together a host of fundraising tips, tricks and life-hacks to help get you there.

Alternatively, if you're after additional help, advice or inspiration our summer adventures team are always on hand to offer support. Just contact or call 01931 740000 and we'll see what we can do.

Please note:

  • As a UK charity we are only able to support UK residents or UK passport holders
  • Funding may be restricted to certain dates and adventures, so make sure you apply early
  • The Adventure Fund cannot be applied to in conjunction with other charitable offers or discounts, unless otherwise agreed with a member of our summer adventures team
  • Applicants can generally expect to hear back about the progress of their applications within 2 working days.