There are many ways to leave a long lasting impact on Outward Bound. Find out more about our membership plans, how to leave a bequest or become part of the Cobham scholarship fund.
Our legal structure is one of Financial Membership, and members play an important part in Outward Bound’s governance structure. Each year our membership base elects up to 30 members to our Members Council, whose role is to ensure our Board continues to run Outward Bound under the ethos of Kurt Hahn.
Membership has charitable status, so you are able to claim 1/3 back from Inland Revenue.
Donations received from membership are held in a Membership Scholarship Fund and are used to financially support young people coming to Outward Bound. Financial year for annual memberships is 1 July to 30 June.
To access our governance page click here.
Other Ways To Make A Difference
Leave a Legacy
A Bequest is a gift of money or assets that you bequeath (leave) behind in your will. By choosing the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand Foundation, you are choosing to gift future generations with life-changing experiences and long-lasting self discoveries.
To learn more about a bequest and to download the bequest brochure and form click here.
Cobham Scholarship Fund
The Cobham Memorial Scholarship Fund is about keeping the spirit of Outward Bound alive in as many people as possible. Every individual that goes to Outward Bound gains lessons for life. The real challenge is how we can share this gift with more New Zealanders.
To learn more about the Cobham Memorial Scholarship Fund and to download the brochure and donation form click here.
Cutter Donation Campaign
From time to time we run campaigns specific to major capital projects from our capital replacement plan.
Currently our major gift campaign is the replacement of the last of the three Cutters down in Anakiwa. For the past 50 years the Outward Bound clinker built cutters have been sailing the waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound. As these boats are now reaching the end of their lives, we need your help to keep the tradition alive. To find out more about this campaign and how you can help get the last cutter on the water click here.
Outward Bound Foundation
Our 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.
- 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.
To make a donation click here.
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.