Did you know there are over 500 community and service groups in New Zealand - many of whom have supported thousands of Outward Bound participants over the last 50 years?
Rotary, Lions and the RSA are three of our biggest supporters, but many communities have other service groups who can also help.
Send the service club proof of your enrolment (copy of your enrolment letter) and a fundraising letter asking for their support. Call the service club a week later to check they got your letter and find out when you will hear back from them (most service clubs meet monthly).
Many participants have approached locally owned businesses and experienced fantastic success. Visit the business yourself and ask to speak with the manager. Take proof of enrolment and a fundraising letter with you to support what you say - if the manager is unavailable you can leave this information for them to read (remember to call them a week later to check they got your letter). Offering to work for a donation is a good way of gaining their support -wash windows, clean their fridge, or deliver flyers.
If you belong to a community group like a sports club, church or choir, ask if they have any fundraising ideas such as holding an event for you. Community groups are experts in fundraising!
Community groups not supportive? There may be Trusts in your community that support Outward Bound so give us a call on 0800 688 927
"I was surprised at the amount of people that were willing to support me; all I needed to do was ask." - Caitlin Williams