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Learning through Volunteering
Annual Programme

The Trustees decided in December 2012 to open a programme to support Special Projects or Placements. Applicants must apply for consideration in the Spring/Summer Evaluation.Applications of this nature will not be considered at other times of the year. The project may be undertaken during a GAP year, a sabbatical from employment, a school/university holiday or during a period of unemployment.

The Trustees intend to make up to 10 awards each year of between £500 and £1000. The awards will be made to young people living or working in Kent or East Sussex between the age of 17 and 25 who wish to undertake a voluntary role in a project either in the UK or overseas. The project/placement will be undertaken during the twelve months after the evaluation. Where a small team of individuals are undertaking the voluntary work one applicant may apply for the group but all members of the group should be named on the application form. The applicant must explain the reasons for undertaking the work, the benefits to themselves and the host and their longer term goals. Applications must be made through the grant portal accessed via the 'apply now' buttons.

The evaluation will be competitive each year and preference is likely to be shown where one or more of the following can be demonstrated:

  • the project supports the chosen career path of the individual
  • the project supports the educational needs of others
  • the project/placement is challenging  and offers development potential
  • the individual has previously undertaken voluntary activities
  • the individual has a plan to raise any additional funds required.



Latest News

Applications for the summer session will close as follows

Programme for Individuals

26 May 2020

Learning through volunteering

26 May 2020


Teacher and Trainer Programme

26 May 2020


All applications must be made via the online grant management portal accessed from Apply Now buttons you may set up an account now and application forms will be available in mid November