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Outward Bound

An educational charity that helps young people to defy limitations through learning and adventures in the wild. They offer free workshops, reports and events, subsidised training and graduate opportunities.

YHA (Youth Hostel Association)

YHA England & Wales has over 150 properties, open to anyone from schools, to families, couples and backpackers. 

They also run subsidised trips for disadvantaged children and families on low incomes to experience travel and adventure.

 

Young Explorers' Trust

The YET is an independent, educational charity seeking to promote safe and responsible expeditions.

They champion and encourage active, challenging and safe expeditions involving young people. It does this by providing advice and support to expedition leaders and all expedition providers, as well as by advocating the value of youth expeditions.

 

UK and Wales local park finder

Enter your postcode on the government website to be directed to the local council’s outdoor recreation spaces, opening hours, accessibility information and guidelines.

Learning Through Landscapes

UK charity dedicated to making lives better through connection with nature. Working with educators, parents and carers, designers and funders to encourage and inspire outdoor learning and play.

They have free outdoor learning online support groups during COVID-19, one for families and one for educators and teachers.

 

 

Access Adventures

Access Adventures is a community of outdoor adventurers and a non-profit organisation providing adaptive adventure camps for people with a physical disability. 

Through camps and taster sessions they offer a variety of different sports and activities with more on the way. 

Venture Scotland

Venture Scotland offers young people, who are struggling with life and are aged 16-30, a personal development course based in the outdoors.

They provide transport, accommodation, food and outdoor clothing and can even help with bus fare. It begins by having a conversation with a staff member.

 

Single Parents Wellbeing

SPW is a compassionate, empowering and positive approach to being a single parent with a focus on wellbeing.


They run outdoor wellbeing workshops, exercise classes, rambles and general events run by and for single parents, many of which are free.

English Outdoor Council

The umbrella body for organisations involved in the provision of outdoor education, recreation and development training. 

Its work involves lobbying for opportunities for outdoor learning for all young people and funding advice for volunteer organisations.

Time Outdoors

Website with outdoors events listings and a newsletter for UK-wide things to do, places to go and clubs to join plus advice.

Skateboard England

The governing body for skateboarding in England and Wales, a membership-based and not-for-profit organisation set up to improve, support and develop skateboarding across England and Wales.

Project Climbing

Providing free and subsidised climbing sessions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups at indoor climbing gyms, as well as supervised courses, instructor training and sessions on how to safely transition outdoors 

 

Yes Outdoors

Charity helping young people in Inner London using various activities to improve social cohesion to improve young people’s lives.

During COVID-19 they are running socially-distanced bike maintenance sessions and have an ongoing Fix Your Bike Voucher Scheme provided subsidised bicycle fixing services to encourage people to dust the cobwebs off their old bicycles.

 

Climxr

Membership club with social climbing dates and meet-ups for black and underrepresented communities to gain ongoing discounted entry at some climbing gyms within London.

Black Girls Hike

A non-profit organisation providing a safe space for Black women to explore the countryside with like minded individuals, with an emphasis on well-being and sisterhood.

Pride Sports (LGBTIQ+ Sports Inclusion)

A sports development & inclusion organisation that aims to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport and improve access to sport for LGBT+ people. Their website includes a LGBTIQ+ club finder and a calendar of events.

 

Outdoor Resource Hub

Outdoor Resource Hub offers resources and support for participants and leaders in an attempt to make the outdoors accessible for all and has a great collective list of outdoor and adventure sport groups:

LGBT Health & Wellbeing

Established in 2003, LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

Find their physical activity groups on the website. 

Birmingham LGBT

Birmingham LGBT are passionate about creating and developing a thriving and vibrant LGBT community.

They have a range range of support services including fitness activities and classes. 

Flock Together

A support club combatting the under-representation of People of Colour in nature by organising bird watching walks and events.

Land in Our Names (LION)

An ecosystem builder centring the experience of Black people and People of Colour through an anti-capitalist, reparative justice framework. LION hold workshops and events to strategise and network-build while consistently documenting their activities through writing, photography and video.

Building Communities Resource Centre

A charity supporting community and civil society organisations with varied schemes and programmes including social, cultural, health and economic development to help communities belonging to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough.

POC in Nature

A Black-led community for People of Colour to explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice & land-honouring ancestral traditions.

Hackney CVS

Hackney CVS is an important umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. 

May Project Gardens

May Project Gardens provides practical, affordable, and collective solutions for people to live sustainably and challenge power structures that don't serve their interests. They do this using what they consider universally connecting tools - nature, food and creative arts - to foster people’s personal transformation, which collectively leads to social change.

Sufra NW London

Sufra NW London is a Community Hub that provides Emergency Food Parcels; a Community Kitchen; Guidance and Advocacy; an accredited Food Academy course; a Refugee Resettlement programme; and a Community Growing Project that provides training in horticulture, school environmental visits and a vocational training course.

Unity in the Community (Glasgow)

Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers. As a organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBT friendly. To find out more please visit the website.

Central and West Integration Network

Building a network that brings people together, including formal and informal community groups, agencies and individuals, to seek to ensure that all refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and BME communities across Glasgow and Central Scotland have full and equal access to resources which assist in alleviating poverty, improving their standard of living and promoting their settlement and integration within the wider community. 

Mutli-Cultural Family Base

The Multi-cultural family base works with families from minority communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties.

Some of these are practical, such as housing or financial problems; others are more personal, such as dealing with discrimination or emotional issues. They work in a therapeutic way and offer time and support to help people make sense of the difficulties in their lives and work out how to deal with them. 

Khaas Bristol

Khaas is the only service of its kind in the South West that has worked across the Bristol area delivering services to improve the lives of disabled children, their carers and families for over 25 years.

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group

The Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group exists to support the health and social care needs of Chinese women and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. They provide assistance, advice, representation and services, as well as facilities for recreation and leisure time.

Bristol Mind

Bristol branch of the nationwide mental health organisation. Run emotional support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services and resources on how to care for your mental health during the pandemic.

Addiction Recovery Agency

ARA provides structured treatment, counselling, housing support, education, training and employment guidance, as well as many other interventions to promote recovery and a healthier life. They are a major provider of supported housing services in Bristol.

Milestones Trust

Milestones Trust in Bristol support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia and complex behavioral needs to help toward living a more creative, meaningful and richer life. 

Trelya

Trelya provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall through the development of their lifeskills, motivations and aspirations.

New Forest Young Carers

New Forest Young Carers support Young Carers and their families across the New Forest. They can help families access services that will make their lives easier as well as offering Young Carers time out and respite from their caring responsibilities.

My Time Young Carers

My Time works to support young carers across the South. My Time makes it possible for young carers to have a break and balance their mental and physical wellbeing. The charity provides respite adventure breaks in a residential outdoor centre in the Isle of Purbeck.