Charity Membership

The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) was launched in 1994 at the Royal Institute of Navigation in London, and since then over 50,000 people of all ages have gained awards through hundreds of registered providers of courses that operate across the whole of the UK. Thousands of people of all ages have benefited from the skills learnt on an NNAS course.

In 2005, the NNAS became a charity in 2024 changed its structure to become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, number SC039201.

The NNAS’s charitable purpose is:

The advancement of education of adults and young people, on the subject of land navigation skills in order to promote their safety and welfare when taking part in various outdoor pursuits, through the development of structured educational programmes. 

The Charity is managed by a Board of Trustees, who work to ensure the charity is run efficiently and effectively.  The board is supported by a growing number of Charity Members.

The role of a Charity member

Charity Members can be anyone over 16, or a corporate body who support and wish to further the charity’s purpose.  Members can attend and vote at our AGM, can call a special members’ meeting and appoint people to serve on the board and nominate themselves to sit on the board.

In return, Members are expected to promote the NNAS and the work it does.

There is no membership subscription.

A copy of the NNAS’ constitution can be downloaded via the link at the foot of this page.

How do I apply?

If you wish to become a charity member, please fill in the form below.  The board will then review and consider your application at their next meeting, after which you’ll be notified promptly as to the board’s decision.  The NNAS is obliged to keep a register of members which can be inspected on request.

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