The Pure Outdoor Foundation is an independent team within Pure Outdoor, responsible for the administration of our pledge.
The Pure Outdoor Foundation offers courses, training and activities delivered by Pure Outdoor to help enable people access the outdoors who would not usually be able to. We feel the synergy between social and environmental gain means the organisation will have multiple benefits for society.
We have pledged to offer the equivalent value of 5% of sales towards the foundation to provide grant funded places on courses and training. This will be delivered in various ways. Firstly, Pure Outdoor employees will spend 5% of their working time delivering activities and training on behalf of the Pure Outdoor Foundation via grant funded places on courses, tuition, guiding and mentoring and as financial donations
Specific projects are the main focus of any fundraising activities and all fundraising activities are targeted to any of the projects at any given time. All projects will link back to the mission statement of the group.
As part of our pledge to support underrepresented groups in the outdoors, we have a fund available for people who are ambassadors
Due to a huge number of applications in our first year, unfortunatelty we will now only be able to open the fund for applications once per year in mid January, with applications closing mid February. Each year, the total grant amount will be a portion of our 5% sales pledge as outlined above.
We've donated £11,406 worth of activities, training and courses to the Pure Outdoor Foundation. This will be delivered via a combination of Pure Outdoor Staff delivering grant funded activities and Pure Outdoor funding places on courses delivered via 3rd parties.
We donated £5439 worth of activities, training and courses to the Pure Outdoor Foundation. This was issued as 'services in kind' donations to various beneficiaries.
To date in this 'Pledge Year' we have applied credit to the following value from the Pure Outdoor Pledge to the following activities:
> Elm Tree School: Additional Instructors provided to cover their school trip to ensure access to the outdoors for a group that had a trip cancelled by another provider.
> 1st Chapel Scout Group: Additional Instructors provided towards a climbing day to maximise the number of participants getting involved.
> "Climbing for Rough Sleepers" - Roundabout: Instructor days delivered towards 1:1 experiences to give people an opportunity.
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