The Outward Bound Trust's mission is to inspire young people to defy their limitations so they become strong, resilient and curious, ready for the challenges of life.
We partner with schools, colleges, employers and youth groups to teach the most important lesson they could ever learn: to believe in themselves.
Our goal is to empower all young people to succeed; for themselves, their communities and society.
Statement from the Chief Executive
"Generation Green will help young people develop the resilience to meet the challenges caused by Covid-19 head on. Connection to, and immersion in, nature is vital to wellbeing. Adventure in nature helps build self belief and optimism.
"This funding will be transformational, not only in introducing thousands of young people to all that the outdoors has to offer, but in opening pathways to employment in the sector for disadvantaged and marginalised groups across the UK.
"Among other projects, The Outward Bound Trust will now be able to provide two specific programmes aimed at women and young people from BAME backgrounds. The aim of these projects is to support the development and opportunities for those from under-represented backgrounds, and so grow the diversity and number of role models in outdoor leadership and participation.
"In delivering Generation Green, the Access Unlimited coalition will share best practice and work together for the collective good of young people, the environment and to expediate change following the pandemic."
Nick Barett, Chief Executive