Australian Outward Board Development Fund
Ensuring Outward Bound programs are accessible for all Australians, regardless of financial, social, educational or geographical disadvantage.
The Australian Outward Bound Development Fund (AOBDF) is a charity established in 1999 to give all Australians the opportunity to experience the life affirming benefits of an Outward Bound adventure learning program.
AOBDF offers scholarships on Outward Bound programs to selected participants experiencing financial, social, educational or geographical disadvantage.
AOBDF is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status welcoming tax deductible donations from individuals, family trusts and organisations.
Together we help disadvantaged young Australians become well-rounded, responsible, capable, adaptable and compassionate future leaders.
Examples of AOBDF supported programs
A joint initiative between AIME and Outward Bound Australia, sponsored by Perpetual
A Boral initiative for students of Southern Highland, NSW public secondary schools
A partnership with The Qantas Foundation and Australian Business and Community Network
A partnership with Queanbeyan Community Drug Action Team and Australian Outward Bound Development Fund
We are incredibly thankful for the difference these partnerships and programs have made in many Australians’ lives. These opportunities, funded by private donors, Trusts, Foundations and Corporations, including the Qantas Foundation, Trust Company, Ian Potter Foundation, Equity Trustees, QLD Government, Westpac Foundation, Coal & Allied, Boral & Aurizon have changed the trajectory of life for so many.