The Orienteering Foundation is built on your generosity. Apart from small administration costs, all donations go towards fulfilling grant applications. We welcome all donations, no matter how large or small, and there are many ways you can donate including (but not limited to!):
- Regular monthly or yearly donation - read more here
- One-off donation - read more here
- Bequest left in your will - read about our 1%er legacy programme here
- Raise funds from your own personal adventure by setting up a personal fundraising page - read more here
- Donate volunteer expenses - read more here
The easiest way to make a one-off donation, or set up regular donations, is by clicking the button below which will take you to the BT sponsored mydonate website.
See here for frequently asked questions about donating.
Not all gifts to the Foundation are financial. You can help in other ways too:
- As a Trustee on the Board: the Board helps manage the affairs and strategic direction of the Orienteering Foundation, and decides on grant applications. We aim for geographical representation across the country and are currently looking for additional representation in the North West / Lake District. Most of the business is conducted electronically, with one or two face-to-face meetings per year. The role would also provide good personal development for anyone who would like experience as a Company Director or Trustee.
- As part of our Foundation Network, which is a network of supporters who act as local contacts to spread the word about the Orienteering Foundation and its work, ensuring people know who we are and what we do. You can be based anywhere, and full briefing and support will be provided.
Both are opportunities to give something back to the sport and enjoy seeing the benefits gained by recipients of grants. If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact the chair.
Foundation Network – does that mean I have to ask people for money?
The primary role of the Foundation Network is to promote the work of the Foundation across the UK, so more people know about what we do. That is much more about briefing your club about our latest projects, promoting the process of how to apply for grants and being a visible face of the Foundation for anyone who wants to talk about our work. And if someone wants to support us financially, giving them some advice on how that might be achieved or introducing them to a local Board member for a longer discussion on how they might like to help.