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 continues to raise funds and award 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, and we welcome grant applications for any UK projects that meet our objectives.  See the Apply for Funding page and examples of Projects Funded.

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News stories

Will Gardner at the European Orienteering Champs

Earlier this year the Orienteering Foundation supported Will Gardner along with four other athletes at the European Orienteering Champs in Switzerland.  Will tells us about his experiences, how the support received helped his preparations, and the ups and downs of the competition itself.

21st Jun 18   Read more…


Supporting the GBR team at WOC 2018

We are proud to be supporting a dedicated fundraising campaign to power the GB team to the World Orienteering Champs 2018 in Latvia.

18th Jun 18   Read more…


GDPR and our data privacy policy

Many of you will have heard about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on May 25th, 2018. The Orienteering Foundation needs to be compliant to GDPR, and this news item explains what we are doing in this regard.

17th May 18   Read more…


New trustee Roger Scrutton

We are very pleased to welcome Roger Scrutton as a new trustee for The Orienteering Foundation.

13th May 18   Read more…


Support for team GB at the European Orienteering Champs

We are proudly supporting five athletes at the European Orienteering Championships starting this weekend in Switzerland

04th May 18   Read more…


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