Sponsor a young person on their Youth Adventure journey from just £1.90 a week, and watch them build resilience, develop confidence and learn new skills! When you ‘sponsor an adventure’ you’ll follow one young person’s Youth Adventure journey for 24 months of adventurous activity days and challenging camps. During this time you’ll see them achieve more than they realised they could and enable them to fulfil their potential. At a time when young people need us more than ever, your regular gift will ensure the Youth Adventure Trust can continue to offer crucial support through adventure.
When you sponsor an adventure you’ll receive…
- Regular updates via email, following your young person’s journey
- Photos of your young person as they progress through the programme
- A personalised certificate, celebrating your sponsorship
- News about other work that supports our young people
Ways to sponsor an adventure
- For yourself – You could help transform the life of vulnerable young person. From as little as £1.90 a week.
- For someone else – Adventure sponsorship makes the perfect gift to inspire a loved one to get outdoors.
- For a school, group or company – Help support the cost of a young person, or get involved in other ways.
Why our young people need your support
We use outdoor adventure as a platform to help young people experience success, achieve more than they thought they could and unlock their potential. The global pandemic has significantly reduced their ability to get outside and many young people have told us that they’ve barely stepped outdoors other than to go to school. We know that our adventure Programme is life changing and COVID has served as a good reminder that without the Youth Adventure Trust, the outdoors remains inaccessible to those we work with. It is more important than ever before that all young people have the opportunity to experience the mental, physical and emotional benefits of getting outdoors and challenge themselves through adventure. Your support will help to shape the future for the next generation. Find out more on Our Work page.
Making a difference to Jade
Jade was struggling at school and faced challenges at home. Her teachers reported that she was often rude and aggressive, would truant class and run away from school, which is why they referred her to the Youth Adventure Trust when she was 12 years old. They felt that the Programme would help Jade to build confidence and self-esteem, teach her to be patient, to make new friends, and try things she would never usually try.
Through the adventure activity days and camps, Jade tackled different challenging situations which helped her to face her fears: she made the decision to confront those fears and try her best to work through and get past them. Jade learnt that the decisions she was making at the time would affect her for the rest of her life. Now at the age of 16, she is looking to pass all of her GCSEs, go to college and be the first in her family to attend university.
“I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for the Youth Adventure Trust, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”Jade
To read more stories about how sponsorship inspires young lives, take a look at Our Impact page.
Frequently asked questions
How often will I hear about how the young person’s adventures?
You will follow a young person’s adventures for 24 months on a rolling basis. We will send you updates after key points on their Youth Adventure journey:
July: When the young people first join the Programme
September: After their Mountain Camp
February: After their Activity Days
June: After their Coastal Camp
September: After their Forest Camp
February: After their Pathway Days
July: End of Programme and introduction to a new young person
How does sponsorship work?
You’re invited to set up a regular monthly gift of £8.27 or more to sponsor a young person’s adventure/s. You’re free to stop your Direct Debit at any time.
During your sponsorship you’ll follow one young person’s Youth Adventure journey for 24 months of adventurous activity days and challenging camps. Towards the end of the two-year sponsorship, we’ll send you information about another young person to check that you’re happy for the sponsorship to continue and to follow their journey.
What is my sponsorship money used for? What if I want to give a different amount?
Your sponsorship contributions are used to help the young person whose adventures you are sponsoring and all the young people we are working with.
Young people on the Programme attend 8 activity days and 3 residential camps with ongoing support from their Programme Manager over three school years. Each place on the Youth Adventure Programme is free for the young person, but costs us an average of £3,600. A monthly gift of £8.27 (or £1.90 a week) represents the cost of three different adventures that your young person will have during their Youth Adventure journey.
You can give as much or as little as you like. To find out more about the full cost of the Youth Adventure Programme, take a look at Our Work page.
How long will it take for my welcome pack to arrive?
Your personalised welcome pack will arrive in July, shortly after the young person you are sponsoring has experienced their first taster day with us. The Explore Day is where the young person gets to know us, and we get to know them, so that we can properly introduce you!
Tell me about registering the sponsorship as a gift
Thank you for sponsoring an adventure as a gift. Your recipient will follow the young person’s journey with regular email updates and hopefully will be inspired to get outdoors too!
Once you have set up your sponsorship here, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with your recipient’s name and email address so that we can send the Welcome Pack straight to them with the personalised certificate in their name.
Towards the end of the two-year sponsorship, we’ll contact you directly to check that you’re happy for the sponsorship to continue.