Mountain Adventure Fund

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer.

In Autumn 2023, the Mountain Training Trust (Plas y Brenin) partnered with the Mountain Adventure Fund (MAF) in a successful pilot programme enabling over 50 children from two London schools to join two one-week outdoor activity courses.

In 2024 we aim to deliver this opportunity to up to 600 children across the country.

If you would like more details, please contact us at info@mountainadventurefund.org.

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Mountain Adventure Fund

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer.

In Autumn 2023, the Mountain Training Trust (Plas y Brenin) partnered with the Mountain Adventure Fund (MAF) in a successful pilot programme enabling over 50 children from two London schools to join two one-week outdoor activity courses.

In 2024 we aim to deliver this opportunity to up to 600 children across the country.

If you would like more details, please contact us at info@mountainadventurefund.org.

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Priorities

In 2023 our pilot programme had a mix of Year 5 and Year 6 disadvantaged children from two London schools.

For 2024 we are targeting up to 600 children from ten to fifteen schools across the country. We will focus on Year 6 children from new schools together with returnees from the pilot programme, who will have moved up to their next school years.

We are looking for sponsorship to subsidise the cost for each child so they can be given this opportunity and are not prevented by a lack of money. We plan to train up to 60 volunteers from sponsoring organisations to participate in running the courses.

Funding Requirement

We raised circa £60k initial funding for the successful pilot programme in 2023, which supported residential outdoor weeks for over 50 children from two London schools together with follow-on local activities throughout the school year.

We are now ramping up for 2024, with the target of giving the same opportunity to up to 600 children from schools across the country.

The expectation is that MAF will fund 75% of the cost of the courses with volunteers, schools or families funding the balance. If any family is unable to fund their contribution, then MAF will make up the full amount of funding for that child.

All donations are eligible for gift aid.

£500

funds a child to attend a week’s course

£15,000

funds a class to attend a week’s course

£30,000

funds a school year group to attend a week’s course

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Volunteers

Volunteers assist the instructors and teachers for the residential outdoor activity weeks. This increases the adult to child ratio, allowing the children to engage in more challenging activities. They also maintain an ongoing relationship with each school, fostering outdoor activity at local venues throughout the school year.

In 2024, we plan to train up to 60 volunteers from our partner and supporter organisations. These will be individuals who enjoy outdoor sports and are able to communicate that enthusiasm to the children.

Training courses take place in Plas y Brenin over long weekends, Friday to Monday, with volunteers funding a proportion of the cost.

Corporate Sponsorship

For corporate sponsorship, please contact info@mountainadventurefund.org


“With help from our partners, we aim to deliver life changing experiences for children though adventure and the outdoors”

— Mike Penny, MAF

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