The Ulysses Trust provides financial supports for expeditions to help raise aspirations amongst the community the unit sits within; for the individuals taking part, the experience is often life-changing, acquiring skills, experience and working as part of a team, initiative and self-reliance emerging better-able to serve the community of which they are part. They have supported sailing, canoeing, skiing, trekking and mountaineering expeditions amongst others, some in the UK & Europe, some as far away as Nepal and India.
Each year, the Trust contributes towards around 100 expeditions, enabling around 2,000 individuals to take part in some of the most enjoyable and challenges adventures they will ever experience. Of the grants awarded to Army Cadets over recent years, the average granted per expedition was around £3,000. The Trust welcomes applications for grants for suitably challenging activities from all cadet units, especially from inner cities or areas of deprivation.