Aged 16-24? Want to go on a life-changing adventure? Want money to do it? Then you need to read this…
Every year Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club gives two awards to 16-24 year olds, of up to £1,250 each, to be used for a unique, life-changing experience in the UK or abroad. The 2015 award is still up for grabs, interested?
Meet Paul Taylor, the first ever recipient of the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club Youth Travel Bursary (YTB) in 2004. Paul ditched home comforts, sacrificed smartphone use and left-behind social media to embrace an epic adventure.
Paul used his £1,250 YTB award to film his debut documentary, ‘We Are Together’, in South Africa. His film followed the life of South African children orphaned by Aids and went on to raise £250,000 for the accommodation set-up to house them.
Paul’s ‘journey’ saw his film achieve acclaim and earned him widespread media coverage, all started by the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club YTB. Since the award was first granted to Paul 10 years ago, every year since has seen two young people receive funding and embark on life-changing adventures that not only impact them, but potentially changes the lives of others. This could be you!!!
Now celebrating its 11th anniversary year, the 2015 YTB award is still available to two adventure-seeking, ambitious individuals, to travel in the UK or overseas to undertake a project containing an artistic, scientific, cultural or historical theme, or to partake in a project in an underdeveloped country. Is this you?
How do you get the bursary?
To be in with a chance of receiving a bursary from Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club you need to be able to demonstrate the benefits and objectives of your project. You will also need to explain why the bursary is needed and how other costs (not covered by the bursary) will be met.
When is the deadline?
The application deadline for this year’s bursary award is March 31st.
If you need further information about the bursary contact Sue Owen.
To apply, click here to download an application form.
Need a project idea?
Here’s a selection of inspirational project ideas that captured the imagination of the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club decision makers:
- Clean water project – Northern Thailand.
- Working with orphans – Tanzania.
- Teaching students – Kathmandu.
- Community projects – Malaysia.
- Hospital voluntary work – Malawi.
Click here to view previous winners and their projects
Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity, present your project idea today…
Thanks to Daniel Waldron of Writehouse who wrote this article for Knowle & Dorridge Lions