If you are a member of the Volunteer Reserve or Cadet Forces of the UK, and your unit is organising an expedition or adventurous training activity, the Ulysses Trust may be able to provide financial support.

Annual Review 2018

To read or download our 2018 Annual Review, please click the image below

Recent Tweets

Great to see a member of The Ulysses Trust team receiving this prestigious award. Congratulations Chris!

Look what @Staffsacf got up this year with their expedition to Austria. With a grant from the @UlyssesTrust this could be your Cadets next year https://t.co/7Q9xlCSjH0

Here is another report from this year where the @UlyssesTrust made a grant to @BucksACF https://t.co/VDS2fyeXZh

Have you thought about applying for a grant from @UlyssesTrust read about @EssexACF and what they did with the very generous grant made by the trust. Have a think how they might be able to help your Cadets in 2020 https://t.co/kWK5LqqzVl

@UlyssesTrust @rafcharitable @ComdtAC @aircadets https://t.co/henJfZLKsX

Tonight the camp is bowling with No 1 Overseas Squadron #onerafac @UlyssesTrust @rafcharitable @ComdtAC @aircadets

Today the cadets have been dodging thunderstorms so had to adapt but still have a fun packed day! A Flight visited sections on @RAFAkrotiri including 84 Sqn, B Flight started their Diving Course and C Flight started their land based AT including Climbing @UlyssesTrust @aircadets

Unit offshore update

They left Poole yesterday as they needed fairer winds, where theu headed over to Cowes & spent the night there.

Today they travelled over to Gunwharf & are heading off to Southampton this evening.


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Expedition Videos

Here are a selection of expedition videos produced by Reservist, Cadet and UOTC units we have supported.

HRH The Prince of Wales, Our Patron

We are privileged to enjoy the Patronage of The Prince of Wales who is a keen advocate of expeditions and adventurous activities. This video was recorded for The Ulysses Trusts’ 25th Anniversary Reception at Lancaster House on Thursday 15th February 2018.


Our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors Levison Wood and Tania Noakes are often out and about exploring the wilderness, climbing mountains and promoting the Ulysses Trust.

Find out what they are up to at the moment via clicking on their Instagram photos below.

Levison Wood

  • Morning dip anyone? Lake Kivu, Goma, DRC. A beautiful oasis, despite the fact that all its wildlife has been poached and it’s filled with methane gas... #DRC #Goma #Congo #africa #photography
  • Very proud to be a @unicef_uk supporter and be able to visit their projects around the world. Over the last few years I’ve been privileged to see their projects supporting education in Honduras, refugees in Iraq, Syria and Jordan and now I’m in DRC documenting their work with former child soldiers and immunisation. For more information follow my instastories and the campaign will be aired globally very soon  @unicef #drc #congo #unicef #childsoldier #africa #leica #unitednations 📸 by @Alberto.caceres_
  • Former child soldier, Goma, DRC. I’m spending the week with @unicef_uk photographing kids who have been exploited in the ongoing war. I’ve met boys and girls as young as 10 who have been forced to fight and kill, and many who have had terrible things done to them. Luckily many of the children have escaped and are now being looked after in rehabilitation centres before they can be helped to find their families. When they arrive at transit centres and are demobilised they are asked to draw pictures of their experiences to help them deal with the trauma. The results are often horrific. It’s been an emotional few days but a real privilege to see the great work being done to support them @unicef #unicef #leica #photography #DRC #Congo #Goma #Childsoldier
  • The streets of Goma are littered with volcanic rocks from recent eruptions of nearby Nyairagongo. In 2002
The volcano destroyed vast swathes of the city, but locals simply rebuilt their homes on top of them. I’m travelling around Eastern DRC for the next couple of weeks supporting the @unicef_uk mission to document and raise awareness for the winter vaccination appeal, Ebola crisis and the ongoing rehabilitation of child soldiers. #Goma #photography #unicef #congo #drc #travel #africa

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Tania Noakes

  • Immensely enjoyable couple of days with Naomi and Guy sampling some of the highlights of the Sardinian coastline... stunning beaches, coastal traverses, exciting abseils and even a little cave exploration... thank you both for the good energy and laughter- it was a real pleasure to spend this time with you.
Sadly no Selvaggio Blu trip for me this Autumn 🍂 but we fixed the dates for next Spring’s adventure... 4-11th April 2020. 
We work only with small groups, both to minimise our impact on the trail and to have a closer and more enjoyable team experience. Get in touch with me direct or through @inversiontravel to book your unforgettable adventure. ☀️⛰🐾
#selvaggioblu #wildblue #unforgettableadventure #coastaltraverses #livelife #naturaljourney #reconnection #ontherightpath #mynextadventure #sardinianadventures #paradiseisland #exquisite #lovemywork❤️#onewildswimaday #lovethisland #takemehome #diverightin
  • Look who they let loose in Sardinia with a power drill... 😂😱
Learning loads from my friend and mentor @ogliengomario on how to open up new sports routes in this inspiring rock paradise 😍
Fortunately I quite like hard work and I think this has the potential to become addictive... but I’ve learnt that shorts are NOT the way forward if you want your legs looking good at the end of the day! 😂😬
Mario- I promise I’ll get more efficient and better organised very soon!
#powerdrill #drilltastic #newopener #rockthoseshorts #notsoefficient #lapoltrona #calagonone #learnfromfriends #newhorizons #outofyourcomfortzone #alltooledup
  • Sardinian Mouflon... roaming wild and free up on the Supramonte- it’s an ancient ancestor of the modern sheep.  This one popped by Tiscali where my friend Flavio who is a local guide snapped his picture... later we also glimpsed three kingly fellows as they bounded out of our path and were lost again in the rocky forests below.
My first sighting though-and super happy to finally see this elusive and majestic creature 😍
#mouflon #sardinianfauna #uphigh #mountainbeasts #wildcanyons #immersedinnature #quietnow #myfirstmouflon #morethanjustmountains #ifyourelucky #getawayfromitall #reconnectwithnature
  • Day 6: “Wild Canyons” Bacu Padente to Cala Gonone, 2km abseils descent then sea kayaking home... 😍
For our last day on this journey we start from our wild camp in Bacu Padente with a series of spectacular abseils weaving through the cliff bands to reach the famous tourist cave of Grotta del Fico. Part of our descent takes us into the interior of the cliff through an unlikely subterranean passage where without headtorches we would be plunged into complete darkness!
Such a wonderful feeling to arrive at this stunning coastline in such a unique way. Shortly our boat arrived to pick up our rucksacks and deliver our sea kayaks... a complete change now for an active but more relaxing way to finish our incredible adventure through the heart of Sardinia. ❤️
Ph @wildmanearl and @bjorgselvag 🙏😘
#heartofsardinia #wildsardinia #incredibleadventures #mynextadventure #rediscoverlife #reallife #bacupadente #calagonone #makeyourdreamscometrue #worthfightingfor #whereyourheartfeelshome #supramontedibaunei #offthebeatenpath #summitstosea #takenothingforgranted #gratitude

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