Reservists, Officer Cadets and Cadets in East Anglia successfully received a combined total of £15,350 from the Ulysses Trust in 2022.
The Ulysses Trust supports and funds adventurous training for members of the UK’s Volunteer Reserve and Cadet Forces, helping them to undertake challenging expeditions and training courses that push them to their limits and enable them to develop important skills and attributes.
Expeditions are however a costly aspect of the cadet or reservist experience and the Trust is proud to reduce the fundraising burden for the expedition leader, allowing him/her to focus more on other aspects of planning to ensure a successful expedition.
The Ulysses Trust has an objective to reduce the 50% proportion of expedition costs borne, on average, by cadets themselves in 2023 to 33%.
Nationally, the number of Community Cadet applications this year reduced whereas CCF applications increased. About half of individuals who received a grant from the Ulysses Trust this year were cadets, with the remainder being evenly apportioned to Reservists and Officer Cadets.
The University Officers’ Training Corps (UOTC) and University Air Squadron (UAS) units supported by the Trust are strong advocates of using Adventurous Training (AT) as a vehicle to attract, develop, test, train and retain their young OCdts.
Over the past thirty years since its inception, the staff and volunteers have raised £3.5 million and supported over 40,000 Reserves and cadets on 2,980 expeditions. View their full annual report here, which includes case studies and the list of supporters.