Supporting the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, to help rediscover their self-belief and fighting spirit through sport and physical challenges.
The Royal Foundation created the Endeavour Fund in 2012 to offer seed funding for sporting and adventure challenges, but also to help new initiatives with advice, hands-on support and mentoring. The Endeavour Fund works closely with other military charities to support many of these endeavours. These inspiring adventures highlight not just the activities of the participants, but also raise awareness of the challenges facing those who have sacrificed so much in service.
Taking part in an endeavour has a far wider-reaching impact than simply physical challenges. The Endeavour Fund aims to support proactive endeavours that lead to a better onward transition to civilian life – those that provide recognised qualifications, work experience or channels into employment.
Since its launch in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported more than 950 Servicemen and women on 21 different endeavours in 13 nations across four continents.
In this next phase of the Endeavour Fund, our alumni are ideally placed to help these ‘hard to reach’ individuals rediscover their sense of purpose through sport.
Over the next three years the Endeavour Fund will focus on seeking out harder to reach Service personnel and veterans, and engage them on inspirational challenges. Existing Endeavour Fund alumni will be tasked with reaching out to those men and women who are still struggling to come to terms
with life after injury, and lacking the confidence and motivation to put themselves forward for an endeavour.
The Endeavour Fund is supported by an Advisory Board, which includes experienced adventurers and representatives from Walking With The Wounded, Row2Recovery and Battle Back (Help for Heroes).