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British Exploring Society

What it does
    British Exploring Society is an educational charity. We inspire young people from all backgrounds to unlock their potential through exploration on demanding and scientific expeditions, helping them and society better understand the world around us.
Who works here
  • 12 employees and 84 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • People With Disabilities
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science
  • Amateur Sport
  • Environment/conservation/heritage
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales, Scotland
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/10/2018 £1,576,049 £1,629,988 -£53,939 3 12 84 16/05/2019
31/10/2017 £1,517,966 £1,587,578 -£69,612 £493,609 3 13 93 28/02/2018
31/10/2016 £1,308,253 £1,372,010 -£63,757 £563,221 3 11 53 06/02/2017
31/10/2015 £993,501 £1,140,703 -£147,202 £625,611 3 9 78 02/06/2016
31/10/2014 £1,130,052 £1,116,059 £13,993 £769,876 3 8 200 17/03/2015
31/10/2013 £994,406 £960,952 £33,454 £752,819 6 8 200 07/05/2014
31/10/2012 £1,483,186 £1,281,782 £201,404 £702,566 4 8 200 15/05/2013
31/10/2011 £1,463,511 £1,349,853 £113,658 £491,030 3 8 200 21/06/2012
31/10/2010 £1,054,958 £1,047,219 £7,739 £377,372 1 6 300 28/02/2011
31/10/2009 £1,116,235 £1,087,556 £28,679 £357,586 1 6 300 10/02/2010
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 3 grant making charities totalling £205,000

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£5,000
15/12/2019
The EQ Foundation Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019
£75,000
30/04/2019
Garfield Weston Foundation Advance and Ascend
£75,000
31/10/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation British Exploring Society Application for Core Funding
£50,000
30/09/2015
Dulverton Trust Core Costs
How effective is it?
Young Explorers and Leadership Training Programmes

Description: Programmes are led by volunteers who act as guides and role models to young people. They are taken to outdoor environments and given the chance to development their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration. Involvement in scientific research and media projects encourages them to gain key skills and overcome the challenges of expeditions run in a range of countries.

Objectives: To advance the education of young people by providing challenging scientific expeditions at wild and remote environments

Intervention period: Expeditions typically last 2-5 weeks

Beneficiaries: Young people aged 16-25

Outputs Outcomes
31/10/2017-30/10/2018
260 Young people involved in expeditions 85 Leaders trained for expeditions
Of those young people involved in expeditions... 75% Of young explorers showed better decision making
Of those young people involved in expeditions... 66% Of young explorers saw an improvement in all key skills
59952 Hours of professional volunteering
Documents
British Exploring Society_Impact Report 2017-18 Impact report Download Document
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Governance
Trustees (11)
  • Susan Redshaw
  • Douglas Oppenheim
  • Rupert Eastwood
  • Jane Park-Weir
  • Joanna Wolstenholme
  • Michael Blakey
  • Patrick Van Daele
  • Carolyn Young
  • Jonathan Gisby
  • Rahul Nath Moodgal
  • Ian Philip Maginnis
Main office

British Exploring Society
c/o Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
LONDON
SW72AR

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 802196
  • First registered on 05/12/1989
Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE BY PROVIDING INSPIRATIONAL, CHALLENGING, SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITIONS TO REMOTE, WILD ENVIRONMENTS AND SO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CONFIDENCE, TEAMWORK, LEADERSHIP AND SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE AND EXPLORATION