Outward Bound Associations

Outward Bound Associations (OBAs) help to fund our courses for deserving individuals.

The Trust has regional OBAs throughout the UK, set up to help young people experience a life-changing Outward Bound course.

They're run by groups of volunteers, many of whom have had their lives shaped by their experiences with The Trust. They have a wide representation from local schools, youth services, police and other interested organisations.

If you'd like to help your local Outward Bound Association or make a donation that will help young people in your area, please call 01931 740000.

VOLUNTEERING

If you'd like to help your local Outward Bound Association or make a donation that will help young people in your area, please call 01931 740000.

Avon and District

We provide financial assistance and support to enable young people resident in North Somerset, Bath, North East Somerset, the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire Local Authority areas.

To be considered for grant aid young people should satisfy the enrolment criteria for any of the courses offered by The Trust. We give priority to those still in full time education.

Contact - Richard Ivens: rs.ivens@virgin.net

Gloucestershire

We provide support, encouragement and financial assistance to enable young people of Gloucestershire to attend an Outward Bound course.

Contact - Diane Lyle Chairman
Mobile: 07940548041
Email Gloucestershire.OBA
@outwardbound.org.uk

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Our aims are to:

  • Promote The Outward Bound Trust
  • Raise funds
  • Identify, select and support prospective participants

Contact - Mervyn Coombes MBE
Email: mcoombes@ntlworld.com

Bredon

We support young people living in the Parish of Bredon.

Contact - Ray Lane
Chairman
Tel: 01684 772 311
Email: Bredon.OBA@outwardbound.org.uk

Wakefield

We support young people between the ages of 13-19 years who live in Wakefield and surrounding areas of Yorkshire. We're particularly keen to assist, but not exclusively, those in full time education from financially and socially disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2019 we'll have assisted over 20 young people from our area to attend courses. If you are interested in a course, donating money to help local young people, or being a member of the Association please make contact.

Contact - Bill Sutton, Secretary
Telephone: 01924 279836 or 07717 108415
Email: bill_sutton54@hotmail.com

Lancashire

We support young people between the ages of 13 and 19, who live in Lancashire.

Contact - Steve Whitehead, Secretary
Tel: 07964141707
Email: Lancashire.OBA
@outwardbound.org.uk