Third Sector Bond Places

Third Sector Bond Places

Be part of the Caledonian Challenge and raise funds for your cause!

Places remain available and it's not too late to APPLY ONLINE to secure teams in the 2016 Caledonian Challenge. Contact the Events Team for more info: [email protected] | 0131 524 0323.


Third Sector organisations can apply for Bond Places to raise funds exclusively and directly for their own causes by entering teams in the 2016 Caledonian Challenge; Scotland's premier outdoor fundraising event that takes place in the Scottish Highlands annually.

Over 18,000 participants have taken up the Challenge to date raising over £14 million to support the work of Foundation Scotland; the country's busiest grantmaker. To mark the event's 20th year, the organisers have launched Third Sector Bond Places enabling charities to offer the Challenge as part of their own fundraising drive.

The weekend of 11-12 June offers participants the choice of two Challenges, both taking in some of the UK's most iconic scenery: THE 54 is the ultimate physical and mental endurance test - 54 miles in 24 hours over rugged terrain; starting on the Great Glen Way, taking in the majestic sight of Ben Nevis, following the West Highland Way south and finishing at Strathfillan near Tyndrum. THE 24 is no walk in the park, tough but achievable - 24 miles in 12 hours; starting in Glen Nevis, following the West Highland Way south, taking on the infamous Devil's Staircase and finishing in stunning Glen Coe.

Whether participating teams of fundraisers comprise family members, friends or colleagues, they will feel a real sense of achievement from raising funds for a cause close to their hearts, as well as being able to say they have completed one of the biggest and best known charity challenges in the country.


  • Be part of one of Scotland's premier outdoor fundraising events
  • Help charities build new relationships with supporters
  • Bring in new sources of income - without having to create a tailored event
  • Raise your organisation's profile
  • Make your miles matter!

Need to know

  • The Third Sector Bond Places can only be purchased by an organisation and cannot be re-sold. Places cannot be sold to an individual.
  • Bond Places are available to Third Sector organisations for £250 per participant. Each bond place is allocated to an individual and represents one place on the Caledonian Challenge.
  • Following the organisation's successful application for Bond Places must read and sign the Third Sector Bonds Terms and Conditions.
  • The minimum fundraising commitment for each place is £500, and there is no maximum. Organisations are responsible for their own fundraising collection.
  • Once an organisation has purchased their Bond Places, they are solely responsible for marketing their places to their supporters finding participants and provide them with fundraising support including collection of sponsorship money raised. 
  • Organisations that purchase Bond Places should use their own online giving site or sponsorship form to collect funds raised. Funds are collected by the organisation directly and not via the Caledonian Challenge website.
  • Once an organisation has allocated its Bond Places to its team, each participant and their Support Crew members must register details via the Caledonian Challenge website. 
  • An event guide that explains training, kit, health, logistical preparation including Support Crew duties will be available to all participants to help them prepare for the Caledonian Challenge. All participants will receive newsletters from the organisers in the run up to the event.
  • All team members representing a charity must agree to the Event Terms and Conditions relating to participation on the Caledonian Challenge. These will be made available when teams sign up to the Challenge website.
Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more details, or contact the events team if you have any further queries: [email protected] | 0131 524 0323.

How to apply

Third Sector organisations can apply via:  ONLINE APPLICATION FORM 

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