The Pure Outdoor Foundation

We're a team with a common goal, to inspire and educate about the environment.


By stepping out into the Peak District National Park, it’s possible to experience our precious environment up close. Our purpose is to help protect the environment by enabling people to experience the natural world, leaving them caring about where they’ve been and wanting to take steps to protect it.


The Pure Outdoor Foundation is an independent team within Pure Outdoor, responsible for the administration of our pledge.


The Pure Outdoor Foundation offers courses, training and activities delivered by Pure Outdoor to help enable people access the outdoors who would not usually be able to. We feel the synergy between social and environmental gain means the organisation will have multiple benefits for society.


We have pledged to offer the equivalent value of 5% of sales towards the foundation to provide grant funded places on courses and training. This will be delivered in various ways. Firstly, Pure Outdoor employees will spend 5% of their working time delivering activities and training on behalf of the Pure Outdoor Foundation via grant funded places on courses, tuition, guiding and mentoring and as financial donations


Specific projects are the main focus of any fundraising activities and all fundraising activities are targeted to any of the projects at any given time. All projects will link back to the mission statement of the group. 


Our Current Project:


> Pure Outdoor Building Leaders Grant:


We're providing £5000 worth of training grants made available via our 'Building Leaders' grant programme. This was an action point from our 21/22 Diversity Policy. Focused on training leaders from underrepresented groups.


Please note that there are 2 rounds of applications. The deadline is the end of March for the first round (for activities delivered this spring and summer) and the deadline is the end of July for our Autumn/Winter training and activities.


> Grant Information PDF




Previous Projects :


To date in this 'Pledge Year' we have applied credit to the following value from the Pure Outdoor Pledge to the following activities: 

> Elm Tree School: Additional Instructors provided to cover their school trip to ensure access to the outdoors for a group that had a trip cancelled by another provider.


> 1st Chapel Scout Group: Additional Instructors provided towards a climbing day to maximise the number of participants getting involved.


> "Climbing for Rough Sleepers" - Roundabout: Instructor days delivered towards 1:1 experiences to give people an opportunity.





We're donating £10,000 worth of activities, training and courses to the Pure Outdoor Foundation. This will be delivered via a combination of Pure Outdoor Staff delivering grant funded activities and Pure Outdoor funding places on courses delivered via 3rd parties. Deliver of these activites will take place during 2022/2023



We donated £5439 worth of activities, training and courses to the Pure Outdoor Foundation. This was issued as 'services in kind' donations to various beneficiaries.


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