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Money should not be a barrier to success
Over 80% of our education participants receive charitable funding.
As a charity, it's our mission to make our courses available to as many young people as possible. We can’t let money stand in the way.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we raise £3.2m every year.
This money helps over 16,000 disadvantaged participants from 400 schools, colleges and youth groups come on an Outward Bound course.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Our charitable funding can only be used towards an Outward Bound course. Young beneficiaries need to be in the education system in the UK and meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Free school meals
- Low-income family
- English as a second language
- Ethnic minority backgrounds
- Special educational needs
- Poor educational attainment
Funding Enquiry Form
Get in touch with us to find out if you're eligible.
Frequently asked questions
As a charity we raise £3 million each year to help cover programme costs for 80% of our education participants, ensuring that our unique experiences we offer are open to everyone, irrespective of their financial circumstances.
Funding comes from four key sources:
- Donations from corporates
- Donations from individuals
- Trusts and foundations
- Fundraising events
Every school, college and youth group is different and the amount of funding you could receive is dependent on a number of factors. This includes your eligibility and your location (we sometimes have access to special regional funding), as well as the number of participants you would like to bring and the time of year you can come.
In 2017, on average, schools, colleges and youth groups received funding of around 40% to put towards the cost of an Outward Bound course.
The simplest and quickest way to find out how much funding you could receive is to get in touch with us using the eligibility form.
You will get:
- A full day and evening plan, jam-packed full of activities
- 24-hour pastoral care
- A dedicated instructor per group
- All accommodation and bedding
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- All equipment and kit
- Fully comprehensive insurance for all
Some of our most successful courses are funded through a combination of Outward Bound funding, school contribution and participant contribution. Many schools we work with make use of their Pupil Premium or Pupil Equity funding.
There are often other funding streams available for schools to apply to that could be used to help fund an Outward Bound course. Some we know of include:
- Sport Premium
- Uni Connect Programme
- It’s Great Out There
- The London Community Foundation
- Foundation Scotland
- The Peter Minet Trust
Keep an eye on Government websites for news and updates about funding opportunities:
A fundraising plan is a great way of further reducing the cost of an Outward Bound course when combined with the Outward Bound financial assistance.
In our experience, schools are already fantastic at raising money, but just in case you need a few tips to get you started...
- Set up a fundraising page and ask for donations
- Write to local businesses
- Apply to charitable groups and organisations
- Organise your own fundraising event. Could you host a car boot sale on the school grounds? Or a bag pack at your local supermarket?
- Send a press release to the local press to promote your fundraising efforts
We work with primary and secondary schools, colleges and youth groups all over the UK.
Or get in touch to find out who we currently support in your area.
Find out how we work in partnership with schools, colleges and youth groups across the UK.