About Us

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 in the UK 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.  See the Donate page.

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 UK projects that meet our objectives.  See the Apply for Funding page.

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News stories

Orienteering Foundation Newsletter Nov 2015

Our November 2015 newsletter to donors and supporters.

01st Nov 15   Read more…


JROS coach development at Lagganlia 2015

In 2015 the Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) received a grant to help with coach development at their Lagganlia junior training camp.

14th Oct 15   Read more…


Orienteering Foundation Newsletter June 2015

Our June 2015 newsletter to donors and supporters.

15th Jun 15   Read more…


England Team at the World Schools Champs

In 2015 the Orienteering Foundation made a grant to help the England team attend the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Turkey.  The additional support was required given the more remote than usual location, but offered a rich orienteering and cultural experience to the juniors.  Some of the quotes received afterwards:

30th Apr 15   Read more…


Scottish Team preparation for the World Schools Champs

The Orienteering Foundation also made a grant to the Scottish Team in relation to the World Schools Championships.  However this was to enhance the overall experience by getting the whole team together for a weekend prior to the competition.  The nature of the championships is such that teams comprise athletes selected from leading schools in each class, as well as a diverse set of individuals in a ‘select’ team.

29th Apr 15   Read more…


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