Raleigh International is committed to ensuring that our Expedition programme is accessible to young people from a range of backgrounds. Our Bursary Fund has been established to help support young people who might otherwise find it difficult to fundraise the full cost of a 10-week Expedition costing £3,450.
If your household income is £44,000 or under you could be eligible for our Bursary Fund. Depending on household income, you will be asked to fundraise between £800 and £3,000.
|Household income||Deposit||Total amount to fundraise|
|Maximum level||£23,000 or under||£50||£800|
|Medium level||£24,000 – £33,000||£50||£1,500|
|Minimum level||£34,000 – £44,000||£50||£3,000|
What does the bursary cover?
- Reduced fundraising target (dependent on household income)
- Cost of flights
- Visas and vaccinations
This opportunity is available to young people aged 17 to 24 who:
- Are able to give examples that they are an active member of society, such as volunteering in their community
- Are from a household earning £44,000 or less
- Are enthusiastic about fundraising (but would find fundraising a challenge)
- Are passionate and understanding about Raleigh’s work and how an Expedition will develop their skills
- Are a UK national currently residing in the UK, or can prove 5 years of residence in the UK
- Are committed to spending 10 weeks in a challenging environment
- Have had insignificant experience or opportunity to travel abroad
- Are willing to follow Raleigh’s Code of Conduct
Application dates and deadlines
We run three Raleigh Bursary cycles each year. Applications will only be accepted in the following application windows.
|Bursary cycle||Applications open||Application deadline|
|Summer 2018||14 Jan 2018||11 Mar 2018|
|Autumn 2018||15 Apr 2018||10 Jun 2018|
|Spring 2019||22 Aug 2018||17 Oct 2018|
Application windows may close early if we receive a lot of applications, so please get your application in as soon as possible.
As part of the selection process applicants will be required to attend a compulsory Assessment Day.
Sheikha – Bursary Fund Recipient
Sheika participated in a Raleigh Nepal Expedition in 2017. In her application, she eloquently expressed a desire to learn from and support Nepalese communities as they rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake in April 2015. Her passion for volunteering and helping others was demonstrated through her involvement in various voluntary roles in her school, community and a youth homeless shelter.
Having returned from her placement, Sheikha has entered the final year of her Social Work degree and planning how best to apply her education and experience in Nepal to have the most impact as a graduate. Sheikha is keen to be an ambassador for Raleigh’s Bursary Programme, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps.
Sheika, back row, 2nd from left with her 19-day Trek group
“I’m so thankful for the opportunity. It was the highest highs and lowest lows. No one in my community has done anything like this. I learned about myself, developed leadership skills being Day Leader, and I could see the impact I had in our community. The impact I was making towards the SDGs, will last for years.”