Associations have been asked to publicise this 2015 update from the Orienteering Foundation:
Who we are
The Orienteering Foundation is a registered charity, independent of British Orienteering. It was set up with money from a bequest from Bertie & Elsie Ward and is now raising further funds and awarding grants. The objectives are to promote the sport of orienteering through enhancement, innovation, and alleviation of hardship. The Orienteering Foundation is built on your generosity. We welcome all donations, no matter how large or small, and there are many ways you can contribute. Many grants have been made, for example supporting national teams at the World Schools Championships, regional squads training at home and abroad, and enhancing the Junior Home Internationals. There has been a historical focus on juniors, but we welcome grant applications for any projects that meet our objectives.
There have been some recent changes to the Orienteering Foundation and this article gives you the up to date news.
New web site
The Orienteering Foundation has substantially revised its website (www.orienteeringfoundation.org.uk) which now includes details of how to donate, how to apply for funding, and reports from funded projects – let us know what you think.
New Orienteering Foundation Chair
At the Trustees’ meeting in September, the Trustees elected Neil Cameron as Chair for the period until early 2018.
Making grant applications
The process for making grant applications is under review but full details of the current process and an application form can be found on the new web site. We are keen to have new applications by January 2016 so that they can be considered at the next Trustee meeting on 1 February. Deadline dates and the application form are on the website.
Thank you to all those who continue to support us, or have recently started a regular donation. We are of course always happy to receive donations (this can be done directly from the web site if you wish) and to discuss the work of the Foundation with potential new donors (contact the Chair or any other Trustee). Donation methods and sources include:
- Regular monthly or yearly donation
- One-off donation
- A bequest left in your will
- Proceeds from fund-raising activity
- Donation of volunteer expenses: instead of ignoring expenses, claim them and give them to charity (the Orienteering Foundation)
Orienteering Foundation and Contacts
You can contact the Orienteering Foundation be e-mailing
- firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Chair can also be phoned on 01684 294791.
Following some recent changes and new appointments, the full list of contacts is :
- Neil Cameron – Chair & Trustee, phone 01684 294 791 email@example.com
- Duncan Archer – Trustee
- Malcolm Duncan – Trustee
- Andrew Evans – Trustee
- Pauline Olivant – Trustee
- Viv Macdonald – Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
We still have a vacancy for a new Trustee and we are particularly interested in recruiting someone from the North-West or Scotland. For further information on all of the above, and details of recent grant awards and new stories, see the recently updated website: www.orienteeringfoundation.org.uk.