The Oxford English dictionary defines adventure as: "An unusual and exciting or daring experience". But that doesn't mean we're after the next Indiana Jones or Lara Croft.
Far from it! We're after people like you. Those that are thinking of taking a leap in life. A leap from the living room to the lakeside, the make-up box to the mountain top, the group chat to the real-life chat.
Adventure isn't about discovering uncharted lands, it's about discovering what you're capable of. Defying your limitations and confronting the voice in your head that says "maybe tomorrow" and replacing it with "actually, today".
If this sounds like your cup of tea, then read-on.
What is Manchester Unlimited?
Launched in 2018, MU has enabled young people from across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to take part in an Outward Bound summer adventure no matter their background or ability.
To achieve this we've been working with donors far and wide in order to remove the roadblocks that prevent young people from realising their potential.
In-short MU exists to ensure Greater Manchester's next generation can achieve more than they think by offering opportunities and funding to those most in need.
Absolutely! Providing you're aged 11-19 and live in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, anyone can apply.
It doesn't matter where you're at in life or where you're going - Manchester Unlimited is for you. Applications are assessed based on your appetite for adventure and determination to overcome whatever is holding you back in life.
That means if you're living in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan you can apply.
The deadline for summer 2019 funding is 6 May, but you may also apply for summer 2020 funding after this date.
The Outward Bound Trust are proud members of Greater Manchester Youth network
An Outward Bound summer adventure is unlike any other summer camp in the country.
First things first, it's not about quad biking, archery or other in-grounds activities. We believe learning about yourself happens best out in the wild, away from the comforts and distractions of everyday life. That's why on Outward Bound you'll go on a breath-taking journey across land and water, amid some of the UK's most spectacular and remote places, with the most amazing people by your side.
Since 1941, we have developed a formula that works:
Our adventures run from the end of June, throughout July and August to the start of September. We have several course types to choose from ranging from short 7-day adventures to full-blown 19-day expeditions. The start date, location and course type is up to you.
Whatever you choose a summer adventure will give you the confidence to tackle the real world head on.
Our 7-day adventures are £549 and 19-day adventures are £1,699.
But here's the deal: To you, the wonderful people of Greater Manchester, it can be less - potentially much less. You just have to let us know why you need the cash.
Manchester Unlimited is all about defying limitations, whether they be financial or otherwise we want to know about it in your application.
Funding is limited and may be restricted to specific dates so we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Remember! The deadline for summer 2019 is 23:59 on Monday 6 May 2018
Our adventures are all inclusive, including a free coach transfer service from Manchester Piccadilly to our Aberdovey centre (For the full list of pick up points and centres click here).
If money is not a limiting factor you can also sign up directly by applying directly on our Summer Adventures page.
Still not sure? Why not check this out: 7 reasons NOT to go Outward Bound this summer - and how to get over them
If you're still unsure, have lots of questions or would just like to find out a little more feel free to contact us using @outwardbounduk on Twitter, or by messaging us on Facebook or Instagram. You can also email us using: email@example.com
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to speak to a human you can always call us on 01931 7400 00 [option 2]. We don't bite and lines are open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm!
We also have a list of commonly asked questions and answers about our summer adventures here.
Outward Bound in 60 seconds:
What's an Outward Bound centre like?
From Trafford and Stockport to Wigan and Oldham, we need your help to share this opportunity with as many young people as possible.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Download and put up our poster.
2. Arrange a free visit. We want to share this opportunity with your young people and inspire them to achieve more. From assembly hall presentations, to motivational workshops and career fair visits, we are at your service - all you have to do is ask!