How you can support British Exploring

Through 80 years of working in remote wildernesses, we have developed a unique, robust model of youth development. It is transformative for everyone who experiences it and works particularly well for young people lacking strong role models, exhibiting high-risk behaviours or low self-esteem. Each year we aim to recruit more young people on our expeditions to ensure the widest social benefit.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional learning with permanent positive change to an increasing number and diversity of young people.

We depend on the very generous support of our Members, supporters, sponsors and partner organisations. Your donation big or small will enable us to continue to offer life-changing expeditions to our Explorers. 

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Explorer Miles

By donating to the Explorer Miles Bursary you can make taking part in an expedition a realistic and achievable goal for everyone, no matter their domestic or financial circumstances. You can find out more about our social action initiative via our Explore Miles webpage, or click the button to donate.

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Our Programmes

British Exploring Society organise several transformative programmes which engage, inspire and develop the confidence and resilience of young people through educative overseas expeditions. To read more about our Programmes visit our expedition page, or click the button to donate.

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Our Leaders

As an organisation with over 200 volunteers we aim to recruit the very best leaders in their respective fields. The Leaders Fund helps to cover the costs of individual Leaders who need help to be able to take part in our expeditions. Read about our Leaders here, or click the button to donate.

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Why should you support British Exploring? Watch this short video to get a better understanding of our approach to youth development and how our unique expeditionary model can benefit young people from all areas of society.

Leave a legacy

By leaving a gift to British Exploring in your Will you can make a crucial difference to our work with young people from all parts of society. Our undraising consultant will be happy to discuss how your gift could help, and invite you to discover first-hand the positive impact legacies make to our work. You can call Jess on 020 7591 3171 or send her an email at


If you would like to support the Society, but have not been on an expedition with us, you can sign up to become an Associate Member. This membership has an annual fee of £15. Membership will entitle you to annual discounts from outdoor providers, invitations to our events, our monthly e-newsletter and a electronic copy of our Annual Report. Visit out Membership page for more details.