Armed Forces
Endeavour Fund
The Endeavour Fund seeks to support the ambitions of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and Veterans to use sport and adventurous challenge as part of their recovery and onward rehabilitation.  

Founded in 2012, fuelled by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s passion for supporting the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, The Endeavour Fund offers seed funding for sporting and adventure challenges and helps emerging initiatives with advice, hands-on support and mentoring. The fund plays an important role in ensuring that more Servicemen and women have the opportunity to rediscover their self-belief and fighting spirit through physical challenges.

Aim

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.

About

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.

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.

Prince Harry

Endeavour Fund

Learn more about the projects of the Endeavour Fund and their mission to support wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in their recovery journey
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Impact

Since the end of 2012 to mid 2018, The Endeavour Fund has granted £2,000,000 across 78 endeavours that have directly supported 3,104 WIS participants to engage in sport or adventurous challenge; 604 of whom have gained formal qualifications, work experience or a mentor relationship as a direct result of their endeavour. £2,673,943 has been raised by endeavours and has been distributed across the charitable sector.

Future

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.

Partners

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).


Aims of The Endeavour Fund

The Endeavour Fund offers seed funding for sporting and adventure challenges and helps emerging initiatives with advice, hands-on support and mentoring. The fund plays an important role in ensuring that more Servicemen and women have the opportunity to rediscover their self-belief and fighting spirit through 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. The Endeavour Fund takes a particular interest in reaching the hard to reach – those who have yet to become engaged with sport, post injury.

The Story so far

From founding at the end of 2012 to mid 2018, The Endeavour Fund has granted £2,000,000 across 78 endeavours that have directly supported 3,104 WIS participants to engage in sport or adventurous challenge; 604 of whom have gained formal qualifications, work experience or a mentor relationship as a direct result of their endeavour. £2,673,943 has been raised by the endeavours we support and has been distributed across the charitable sector

Impact

90% stated their endeavour had a positive impact on their focus regarding rehabilition.

Recovery of Self

89% said their endeavour helped to move them into a more positive frame of mind


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