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

Lagganlia 2018 video report

Jonathon Hooton has created an excellent video showing what goes on at the JROS (Junior Regional Orienteering Squads) Lagganlia training camp in Scotland.  You can watch the video here.

The Orienteering Foundation is proud to have supported JROS and the Lagganlia camp for many years, often with a particular focus on young coach development at the camp, and it is great to see this brought to life by the video.

19th Sep 18   Read more…


Coaching day Nov 2018

The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce support for another coaching day on Saturday 10th November 2018, in a similar format to the one back in February 2018 (but hopefully better weather this time!).  We are particularly keen to promote coaching of adult orienteers, who are often under-served, but also welcome groups including juniors.  Details of the day are below.

06th Sep 18   Read more…


WOC 2018 campaign

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the fundraising campaign to support the GBR team at WOC 2018 in Latvia.

04th Sep 18   Read more…


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…


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