Youth Travel Bursary

The Youth Travel Bursary provides young people aged 16-24 with a financial contribution to a project which involves travel and work in an underdeveloped/developing country. 

The project must be of at least four weeks duration. The applicants must live in the Shirley Lions area as defined on the attached form. 

The applicant must be funding or fundraising themselves as well and be able to describe the benefit to the community they are visiting as well as the benefits to themselves. 

Applicants may be undertaking the project independently or as a part of a wider enterprise. 

The deadline for applications is 31st January each year for travel in that year. But early enquiries are welcome from persons not yet ready but contemplating travel in a future year and considering their options as to plans and costs.

Full information to apply is included in the application form below. Please contact us through the "Contact Us" page of this website if you have any queries before completing the form. Once completed please email your application form to

Youth Bursary Application Form