CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19These are difficult times and we advise all members to follow the latest government and local policies regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to pointing to sources of guidance from key agencies and government bodies, we have set up a COVID-19 resource area on our website to support our members with current on-line services and resources which will be kept up to date as guidance changes. We are still very much open for business and have started to reactivate some of our projects.
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The Outdoor Partnership Team
We currently cover North Wales, Ayrshire, Cumbria and Northern Ireland. Find out more here
We are good to go and are accepting club memberships once again. Find out more information about the benefits of joining us, and to complete or download a membership form here
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There are so many fantastic clubs whether you just want to have a go or you are an expert – have a look at our listings for outdoor activity clubs in the North Wales region.
Find out more about the projects we run and how you could get involved – we've got some amazing projects!
We work with the people of Wales to take up outdoor activities as a life-long pursuit. Together we change lives for good. From local clubs to the peaks of our mountains there’s a place for everyone.
Our projects develop the confidence, skills and team working that can provide the stepping stones to new opportunities and healthier lives. Through volunteering, education, participation, training and employment there’s a place for everyone to change for good.
To achieve an active, healthy and inclusive Wales, where outdoor recreation provides a common platform for participation, fun, achievement and employment which binds local communities, creating sustainable use and understanding of the environment.
To Improve opportunities for more people in Wales to achieve their potential through outdoor activities.
- Inspiring children and young people to be active in the outdoors in a sustainable way.
- Support the development of quality products in appropriate places to provide enjoyable outdoor experiences
- Support local participation, performance, skills development and employment
- Implement a Partner Delivery Plan
We have great pleasure in announcing that we have met all the requirements to become an Autism Aware organisation, as recognised by National Autism Team
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Made by Sport, in partnership with the Cash4Clubs scheme, has launched a new Covid-response fund to enable grassroots community sports clubs across the UK to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people affected by the pandemic. The #ClubsInCrisis Fund will provide grants of up to £2,021 to local sports clubs and third sector organisations using sport to help young people develop life skills, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improve employability skills, or tackle mental health issues.
Unprecedented numbers of people visited Snowdonia last year, eager to enjoy the beautiful National Park. ‘Staycations’ will be massive again in 2021, with people longing for escape after a winter of lockdown, so Snowdonia could be even busier. This is why we need your help. Snowdonia Society is working with Snowdonia National Park Authority, the Outdoor Partnership and the National Trust to run a volunteer programme to help manage visitor impacts.
The Outdoor Partnership (TOP) have become the first 3rd Sector Organisation to achieve the Disability Sport Wales Insport Silver Accreditation! Insport is a 4 tiered programme delivered by Disability Sport Wales which is aimed at supporting four key agencies (clubs, local authorities, National Governing Bodies & third sector organisations) to become more inclusive in their delivery.
Clubs and Groups
Available to voluntary clubs and groups providing regular outdoor activity provision in communities within the area of benefit. There are three types of membership, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Available to individuals who share the vision and mission of the Outdoor Partnership and would like to contribute towards the charity's work. Individual members have a vote at our AGM.
Available to organisations within the area of benefit that share the vision and mission of the Outdoor Partnership and can demonstrate a material contribution to the charity’s work.
What people are saying
Brilliant sub aqua sessions, great instructors and a fantastic experience. Will be looking into more session as would like to carry on.
I'm off to Peru on Saturday for a month as an expedition leader. From unemployed to leading the other side of the world, thanks to The Outdoor Partnership!
It is fair to say that as a family we had led a very sedentary lifestyle and many outdoor activities seemed very far placed from our day to day lives. Thanks to the Outdoor Partnership we were now hooked. My wife and I have gone from having never paddled a kayak, to becoming qualified instructors. I hope now to be able to use these skills to teach others and help the local communities.
I had been unemployed, on and off, a pattern that repeated itself over many years… I felt rejected, my confidence was at an all-time low, I had little or no self-esteem when I came across the Outdoor Partnership. They believed I could do it, they believed I was competent! They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself and it was their support that got me through quite a difficult period of my life! I have regained my confidence and self-belief and am now a qualified Mountain Leader and working toward becoming a climbing instructor