Our Supporters

The support of Trusts, Foundations and Corporations is invaluable to our work.

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We are grateful for the ongoing support from Trusts, Foundations, Corporations and individuals. Through the generosity of their support, we are able to provide access to challenging learning and adventure in the wilderness to over 200 young people annually. The results are transformative.


We are so grateful to have received support from the following Trusts and Foundations. 

  • The Alecto Trust 
  • Anton Jungens Charitable Trust
  • The Atlas Fund
  • Cadbury LJC Fund 
  • CrEdo Foundation
  • The Carpenter Charitable Trust 
  • Dudley and Geoffrey Cox Charitable Trust
  • EBM Charitable Trust 
  • Erach and Roshan Sadri Foundation 
  • Exilarch’s Foundation
  • French Huguenot Church of London Charitable Trust
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Hartz Family Foundation
  • Hodge Foundation 


We are so grateful to have received support from the following Trusts and Foundations. 


  • The Inflexion Foundation
  • The Ingram Trust
  • John Armitage Charitable Trust
  • The J R Asprey Family Charitable Foundation
  • Masonic Charitable Foundation
  • The Peter Cundill Foundation 
  • The Portal Trust
  • PF Charitable Foundation 
  • Rosemarie Nathanson Charitable Trust 
  • Sandy and Zorica Glen Charitable Settlement  
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • Swire Charitable Trust
  • Vandervell Foundation


Read below to learn more about how support from Trusts and Foundations is helping to transform the lives of young people. 

Exilarch’s Foundation – Dangoor Education

“Me and my family remain as excited about the programme with British Exploring Society now as when we first started working with you ten years ago.”David Dangoor

The Exilarch’s Foundation is committed to providing young people access to high quality learning experiences. The Dangoor family who run the Foundation have funded the Dangoor Next Generation (DNG) programme since its inception in 2011, enabling young people least likely to have access to outdoor experiences to take part in and benefit from a truly transformative expedition. More recently, the Foundation generously supported our first and very ambitious land and sea programme – Dangoor Infinity – for young people with disabilities.

Working with partner organisations, both programmes have supported some of the most marginalised and vulnerable young people in the UK. On DNG, 95% of those who complete the expedition phase of the programme are engaged in employment, education, or training, within three months of returning home.

The Dangoor family have been remarkable partners, and the DNG programme has become the blueprint for how we support an increasingly diverse group of young people. Explore more here about what their support has helped us achieve over the past 10 years.

The Hartz Family Foundation

“These are the most difficult times to do anything, and we are proud and grateful that you have managed to achieve what you have in these last few months. What you and the team are doing is beyond all expectation and we have the greatest trust that you will continue to be able to do just that.” – John and Catherine Hartz

With the support of The Hartz Family Foundation we established our first UK based expedition programme. Hartz Scottish Explorers was designed to remove as many barriers to expedition participation as possible. 2021 will see Young Explorers age 14-17 take part in an expedition programme over two weeks in the Scottish Highlands.

This programme has broadened the age range of young people we support, providing life-defining opportunity and positive intervention even earlier in young people’s lives. Whilst it is a complete, self-contained expedition journey in itself, Hartz Scottish Explorers may also act as a stepping stone onto our international expeditions. 



Peter Cundil Foundation

“The Peter Cundill Foundation recognises the vital importance of young people getting into the outdoors and how much these experiences can lead to hugely enriched life chances. Having heard directly from some of those who have benefitted from their programmes, we were delighted to provide unrestricted support for British Exploring Society’s ambitious plans to reach ever more young people.”

The Peter Cundil Foundation has kindly supported British Exploring Society with a significant unrestricted grant. Unrestricted support is crucial in allowing us to adapt and grow to meet the needs of young people.

Over the past year, it has been invaluable in enabling us to progress with our strategy, develop new ways of working, and continue to provide adventure, personal development and learning to young people. It was in 2020 that we launched Wildestan Adventures, our virtual adventure programme, or ‘eighth continent’, to provide young people with access to the wilderness and outdoor knowledge even in lockdown.

In everchanging times, we are ever-adapting with thanks to the trust of our community and unrestricted grants like these. In 2021, due to travel restrictions, for the first time in our history we shifted our programmes to deliver all our expeditions in the Scottish wilderness.

Thank you to our Corporate funders for their continued trust and support in the transformative work we provide. 

Brown Advisory – Cambridge Management Consulting – Cantor Fitzgerald – Cederberg Capital – Equitix Foundation – Novus – Outcomes First Group – Pharos

Thank you to our Patrons for their generosity and commitment to building stronger futures for young people.

Jon Bennett Keith Breslauer Arabella Connell David and Judy Dangoor Rupert and Jennifer Eastwood Anthony Evans John and Catherine Hartz Daragh and Anne Horgan Tim Kirk Rahul Moodgal Petra Morrison Jeremy Moss Alistair Nelson Doug and Maryn Oppenheim Reepa and Krupesh Patel Tim Passingham David Simonson

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Wow! What an expedition. This has undoubtedly been the best 5 weeks of my life… summiting peaks, listening to the Dali Lama and going on glaciers. I have found all the Science really interesting and have learnt so much about the world and myself. I would recommend this to all young people as it really has been amazing.

Katherine - Himalaya Explorer

The expedition has been a life changing adventure that I definitely didn't expect, with some incredible memories and some amazing people that won’t ever be forgotten.

Harriet - Himalaya Explorer

I loved every minute of what was a life changing experience with some amazing people. I feel I learnt valuable skills and am now in a position to go on to do an awful lot more than I would otherwise have been able to.

Isaac - Himalaya Explorer

‘Five weeks in the Zara Valley has been an experience of a lifetime. Trekking to the highest peaks, battling altitude, the crisp ice as we scaled the glaciers… What an incredible adventure. I am not only taking away memories, I am taking home a wider appreciation for the environment.’ Jennie, Himalaya 2017

Jennie - Himalaya Explorer

It’s been life changing. This has been the first programme I've gone on that's worked for me and has really impacted me. I’d describe myself before expedition as a shy and nervous kind of person who worries a lot, but after finishing the expedition I've really changed and I now feel confident in myself and my ability to push my limits.

Young Explorer

As we left the jungle, I realised what an experience I had just had. The bus journey was the first time in 3 weeks where I had been able to completely stop and reflect on my experience. I am certainly more willing to try new things and feel more confident in myself as a person.

William - Amazon Explorer