Fund your adventure

Funding Your Adventure

Need a little top up? You're in the right place.

Whether you're short a tenner, a hundred or even a thousand pounds, the Adventure Fund has got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to see how we can help.

Top tip: The more info you share in your application and the more fundraising you commit to the more generous we're likely to be!

Terms and conditions
  • As a UK charity, we are only able to support UK residents or UK passport holders with our Adventure Fund
  • Funding may be restricted to certain dates and adventures, so make sure you apply early to avoid disappointment
  • Applicants can generally expect to hear back about the progress of their application within a couple of working days
  • We ask successful applicants to submit a post-adventure thank you letter, email or blog that we can share with our donors

You can view our full terms and conditions regarding our booking process here: Please note in particular point 3.6 which states that “The Cancellation Charges are based on the Total Course Fee and therefore upon cancellation The Trust reserves the right to charge you for any Bursary/Funding you may have received".

*The Adventure Fund is part of The Outward Bound CCHF Bursary Fund

Did you know, you don't have to pay all in one go?

The best way to think of our price is like eating an elephant (cue Outward Bound instructor analogy):

Question: How do you eat an elephant?

Answer: One bite at a time!

That's right, all of our adventures can be paid with a deposit and then in bite-size chunks over many months. The best bit? Funding is granted based on your need and appetite for adventures too... not elephants!

Recommended to the adventure fund by your instructor?

If you managed to pick up an Adventure Fund stamp or recommendation during a stay with school or college, well done. Seriously! Not everyone gets one of those and it means they clearly thought a lot of you and believe you'd get a lot more out of a summer adventure.

A recommendation is quite something, putting you in line for some serious funding so make sure you mention it in your application! Just hit the link below to get started.

Other funding

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Why apply to the adventure fund?

Erin Muir, summer 2015 Skills for Life Award participant shares with us why she believes the Adventure Fund is worth applying for.