Are you eligible?
The Trust awards grants of £300 to students embarking on a gap year. No more than 233 such grants will be made each year on a first come first served basis.

The Trust will only provide one grant to a student embarking on an overseas gap year and therefore if you have received a grant previously you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding towards the cost of another gap year.

The Trust is unable to provide funding to individuals so that you must be travelling with a recognised organisation in order to be eligible for a grant.

  1. Your Application
    Application deadlines
    Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and before your gap year commences.
  2. Guidance
    We only accept applications submitted online using the correct application form.
  3. All applications will be acknowledged and a decision will usually be given within three months of the application.
  4. No progress reports will be given and no correspondence will be entered into in the meantime.
  5. Before submitting the form please ensure that you have the following information ready:
  • Personal Details
    Name, address and date of birth

Organisation information
The name and address of the organisation you will be travelling with.

Dates of your trip
The date you will be leaving the UK and the date your trip will end.

Details of your Gap Year
Information regarding how much the trip will cost and how you hope to fund it. Please be detailed about your fundraising plans.

Information about how you will spend the year to include the country you will be visiting and what you will do when you are there.

Funding Decision
Timings
The Trustees aim to consider all applications within three months of receiving them and endeavour to inform all successful and unsuccessful applicants within this time frame.

The Funding Offer
Successful applicants will be notified by way of letter or email sent to the correspondence address provided. Grant cheques will not be paid to the applicant, but to the administrators of the project the applicant proposes to participate in and sent directly to the applicant for them to forward to the administrators of the project.

The Trustees reserve the right for the grant to be returned if you no longer embark on your gap year.

 

Reapplying
The Trustees will only make a one-off grant to students embarking on a gap year and therefore if you have received a grant previously you are not eligible to apply again, even if you require funding towards the cost of another gap year.

Reporting
The Trustees would be pleased to receive a brief report (no more than 1,500 words) on your return from your gap year explaining how you spent the year and what you learnt from it.