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Travel Grants for Young People

The Parish Churches of Wareham are offering annually two grants of up to £500 each to young people for the purpose of travel to undertake a project of a Christian or humanitarian nature.  Travel may be to an overseas location, or within the UK, and must be under the auspices of a recognised sponsoring body.  The Grant may be used for travel expenses, accommodation or subsistence as required. 


Applicants should be between the ages of 17 and 20 at the time of travel, and be resident within the Wareham parish, or be in full-time education or employment within the parish.


Application should be made in writing using the application form attached. This asks for the name and address of the applicant, date of birth, and the name of the sponsoring organisation, together with details of the project. This should then be addressed to the Chairman of the Mission Committee of the Parochial Church Council and handed in or posted to the Parish Office at the address above.


There is no closing date for applications, but the scheme opens on the first of January each year, so the earlier that an application is made the more likely it can be considered before the grants have been awarded.  Enquiry at the Parish Office will meet the need to know if Grants for the year have been awarded.


Applicants will be asked to come to an informal interview to discuss the proposed travel plans, after which a decision will be made, and the applicant informed. Actual payment, generally to the sponsoring organisation, will be a matter for discussion depending on how the scheme is funded.


After the project has been completed, the traveller will be asked for a short report outlining the experience, or if appropriate may be interviewed during a church service.


Please note that the PCC takes no responsibility for the work done, or the living conditions which the traveller will experience while away. This remains the responsibility of the applicant in conjunction with the sponsoring organisation.  The purpose of the Church Scheme is solely to encourage young people to experience a life-style in a project of positive benefit to a community different from their own.   


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                                                                                For the Parochial Church Council of Wareham

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