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Project Trust

Project Trust has been providing Gap Year opportunities for 17-19 year old school leavers for almost 50 years. Our partnership is designed to provide educational opportunities for Project Trust returned volunteers who want to pursue a career in the humanitarian field, and to draw on Project Trust's wealth of experience to provide opportunities and support for existing students.

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Project Trust has been organising long term voluntary placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America for young people since 1967, making it the most experienced educational charity specialising in overseas volunteering for school-leavers. From its home on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, it annually selects around 300 young people from across the UK for 8-12 month overseas teaching, social care and outward bound projects. Working with partners overseas, these projects are carefully chosen to ensure the Volunteers' skills can be put to good use in their host communities and do not take work away from local people.

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Project Trust provides all Volunteers with training and support before, during and after their time overseas, to maximise both the educational value of their experience and the positive impact they have in their projects and host communities. Volunteers return home with broadened horizons, increased maturity and an impressive range of transferable skills. Volunteers can now receive an accreditation of a Level 3 Foundation Year in Global Volunteering and Citizenship.

HCRI is offering a full-fee Global Citizenship Bursary (set at Home/EU Fees) for:

  • current University of Manchester undergraduate students;
  • Project Trust returned volunteers who would like to begin postgraduate studies in September 2018 and can demonstrate a track record of humanitarian volunteering.

Read more about the Global Citizenship Bursary