Intrepid pledges £500k to support communities

By Lisa James
18/01/2024
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Intrepid Travel has pledged to give more than £500,000 to local communities around the world in 2024, through its nonprofit arm The Intrepid Foundation.

Intrepid will match public contributions made during 2024 up to £500,000.

The pledge follows the Foundation’s most successful fundraising year since it was established in 2002, with more than £1.4 million raised in 2023.

Projects that benefitted from last year’s fundraising include the Morocco Earthquake Appeal, which delivered 108 tonnes of emergency supplies to 69 villages in 48 municipalities, directly supporting 3,872 families through Intrepid’s local partner High Atlas Foundation.  

The Morocco appeal also supported short-term schooling, accommodation, supplies, clothing and free counselling support through Education for All.  

Intrepid communities raised £172,000 to support human trafficking victims through the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation in Vietnam.

In November, rail pass provider Eurail donated €10 for every Eurail and Interrail Pass sold to The Intrepid Foundation’s seven local NGO partners in Europe, contributing £225,000 to community causes.

Intrepid Foundation General Manager Biheng Zhang said: “We consistently hear from travellers who want to do more for the local communities they visit.

“While giving back, our host communities must lead the way. By introducing customers to these local initiatives during their Intrepid trips, we hope to bridge an important gap, and do more for the communities that have become like family through our travels.”

Find out more about The Intrepid Foundation here.

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