The Foundation is vital to securing Outward Bound's long term financial viability. Income streams generated by these funds are applied to:
The provision of scholarships so that the Outward Bound experience is available to all New Zealanders irrespective of their individual circumstances;
Supporting capital projects undertaken by the Trust; and
The provision of grants to support the operating expenditure of the Trust, such as the annual replacement of equipment.
We have significant flexibility in the way any donation to the foundation can be made accounted for.
It can be made either via a lump sum or through a series of pledged payments;
For donations in excess of $50,000, scholarships awarded from the income generated from the donation can be named in recognition of the donor and can be awarded annually through a nationwide application process or, if preferred, targeted to a specific region; and scholarships can also be targeted at specific groups such as lower socio economic, future leaders or disability groups.
Your donation can therefore be targeted towards any area of the community that you may wish to support. By making such a donation you are helping us make the Outward Bound experience accessible to more New Zealanders irrespective of their individual circumstances.
Sir David Levene - Patron
Supporting Outward Bound since 1962 as a donor, Trust Director, Foundation Trustee, and as current Patron has been, in reflection, very personal and satisfying. This involvement has provided the opportunity to help many young people turn around their lives and go on to achieve greatness in our communities.
The launch of the Outward Bound Foundation in 2001 has been instrumental in starting on the path to strong financial viability, and over the last 10 years the Foundation has provided support worth in excess of $1.5 million to over 750 young people, most of who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to experience Outward Bound.
Making a donation to the foundation will cost you no set up fee, and 100% of income is available for use as we do not charge any set up or ongoing administration fees.
It is encouraging to see support for Outward Bound continue to grow, and with your help we can continue to be that turning point in many young New Zealanders lives. By donating, whether by way of membership, setting up a scholarship scheme, or making a contribution to our Foundation, you can be assured Outward Bound will use your support for the maximum benefit of New Zealand youth.
I consider it a privilege to have been able to setup the "Bob Granger Scholarships" to help give youngsters the Outward Bound experience. Read more