Nominations for Gloucestershire Constabulary's Outward Bound Bursary Scheme are now open.

You can find out more about the scheme and how to nominate a young person below.Scheme-image1-1024x750.jpg

About the course

With the support of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Gloucestershire, the next Outward Bound (bursary funded) course will run from the 7th to the 11th of February 2022 at The Outward Bound Centre, Aberdovey, Wales.

The aim of the Outward Bound Bursary is to provide an opportunity for young people to develop their potential and to recognise the positive contribution many of them make to their communities.

The Association and the Constabulary are committed to promoting equality and diversity, nominations should include young people:

  • Aged between 13 and 18 years old and reasonably fit.
  • Who have shown great commitment or courage by setting up or running local youth/community activities or dealing with a serious or long-term situation.
  • Who have shown leadership potential in peer groups/community and provide positive behaviours acting as role models.
  • Who are at risk of being socially excluded or may lack appropriate adult support and have low self-esteem and little confidence.
  • Who will participate in a selection process.

Please note the course is not designed to reward offending or be seen as part of a diversion programme.

This year 24 places are available, and you are invited to submit nominations, using the forms below. You may nominate more than one young person, though if you submit multiple nominations please place them in order of preference.    

We endeavor to take as many young people as possible but the applicants will be selected for participation - in previous years over 45 nominations were received.

The young person will need to be prepared to take part in adventurous and sometimes strenuous activities and make new friends as they may be the only one selected to take part from a particular setting.

There is no cost implication for the young person. All food and specialist clothing / equipment is provided.

For further information about the courses, please visit The Outward Bound Education Homepage.

For further information about the centre, please visit The Outward Bound Aberdovey page.

How to make a nomination

Nominations for the scheme must be returned by Friday 15th October 2021.

If you wish to nominate a young person for the Outward Bound Scheme, please complete The Outward Bound Scheme 2022 nomination form. Details of where to send the completed application form can be found within the nomination form.

Nominees should also be made aware of the structure and nature of activities as well as The Outward Bound Trust policy on fitness, smoking and mobile phones. To find out more information, please visit The Outward Bound website information for parents page. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on The Outward Bound Scheme FAQ page.