OV is Working to Unlock the Potential of the Outdoor Community


The full potential of commercial and community-based outdoor organisations can be realised through skills development, smarter regulation and facilitative research.

OV is working to support outdoor businesses and community groups so that they can express a high degree of confidence that they have the skilled workforce and facilitative regulatory structure they need to succeed.

Why is it important?

While many of us often like to be active in the outdoors informally a lot of the time, many people also seek out more organised forms of engagement.

Clubs and organisations play an important role in leading people directly into nature. It is important that the professionals and organisations – public and private, commercial and non-commercial, professional and voluntary – that lead outdoor activities have the support they need to do the job well. This includes a highly skilled workforce and a facilitative regulatory approach.