The Annington Challenge

Annington Challenge

The Annington Challenge

Offering support to young people living in Service communities to go Outward Bound.

What's it about?

It's a chance to take control of your summer and experience an Outward Bound summer adventure, part funded by Annington (up to 90%).

You'll have the choice of one of three courses: Discover Adventure (7-days), Serious Adventure (7-days) or the more challenging Skills for Life Award (19-days). From the moment you arrive you'll be immersed in spectacular scenery. Rowing across lakes and camping in the wild to lighting fires and building shelters, outdoor adventure will be at the heart of everything you do.

Applicants will need the support of their school or college, and if chosen Challengers must be prepared to write a short report on their Annington Challenge.

200 and counting

Since 2012, more than 200 young people from Service families living on ‘the Patch’ have taken part in the Annington Challenge.

The initiative gives young people (aged 11-19) an opportunity to experience a real adventure and return home with new-found confidence, teamwork skills and friendships that will last a lifetime.

On this course, I was very shy to start with (and) now I feel more confident. I think my whole view has changed and I am one step closer to the person I want to be!
Jo, 15

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Frequently asked questions
Who are Annington?

The Annington Challenge is just one of a number of initiatives run by Annington which is committed to helping families living within Services’ communities. For further information about the Annington Challenge, check them out online here.

Am I eligible for funding?

To be eligible applicants must be a UK passport holder, be aged between 11-19 at time of participation and have a family member serving with the Army, Navy or Air Force. You will need the support of your school and college who will be contacted to discuss your application.

If you're not sure if you're eligible we recommend applying anyway as we may have alternative funding available, so it's still worth registering!

How much is the funding worth?

Funding is typically granted at a rate of up to 90%. We ask that participants taking part in a 19 day Skills for Life Award (worth £1,749) fundraise £399 and those taking part in a Serious Adventure (worth £599) fundraise £50 towards the cost.

What happens after I register?

You will be contacted by The Outward Bound Trust to discuss your eligibility. Eligible registrants may then be required to complete a short application form before their place can be confirmed.

What will happen to my personal data/details?

The Outward Bound Trust and Annington will together use the data from your Annington Challenge application form to help select participants and manage the Annington Challenge. Annington won’t see anything you enter on your Outward Bound medical form or other Outward Bound forms.

If you agree to it, The Outward Bound Trust will also retain your contact details for marketing purposes and to share other potential funding opportunities regarding our summer adventures with you. You can opt-out at any time and we respect your data rights.

For more information, see Outward Bound’s full privacy policy. View Annington’s privacy policy.