About Us

The UK's charity to promote innovation and to support people and projects in orienteering through fund-raising activities.

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 coaching day

February 2018

The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce we will be supporting a coaching day open to individuals and groups.  We are particularly keen to promote coaching of adult orienteers, who are often under-served, but also welcome groups including juniors

17th Sep 17   Read more…


England team at the World Schools Champs 2017

The 2017 World Schools Orienteering Championships took place in in Palermo, Sicily, from the 22nd to 28th April. England took a full delegation consisting of 40 athletes and 10 coaches, generously supported by the Orienteering Foundation.

22nd Aug 17   Read more…


Fuel the GB Team to WOC

The Orienteering Foundation is proud to be supporting a dedicated fundraising campaign to fuel the GB team at the World Orienteering Champs 2017 in Estonia.

31st May 17   Read more…


Applications to fund Scottish projects

The Orienteering Foundation has previously received a substantial donation that is ring-fenced for Scottish orienteers and Scottish orienteering only, and we are actively seeking grant applications to access these funds.

30th May 17   Read more…


Annual report for 2016

The Orienteering Foundation's annual report for calendar year 2016 has now been published PDF.

17th May 17   Read more…


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