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Outward Bound courses for Young People 16 – 19 years – Fully funded‏

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The Sir Francis Chichester Trust Bursaries for 2015

The Trustees would like to offer fully funded places on an Outward Bound Skills for Life Award Course to young people that you are in contact with. The opportunity is for young people that live in Devon (including Plymouth and Torbay) and are aged between 16 and 19 during summer 2015.

The Award is designed to help participants make an effective transition into sixth form, further education or work and is a chance to have a life-shaping adventure with people from all over the world, to know what they are truly capable of achieving and to stand out in a crowded market place.  Participants will be take part in 19 days of high adventure and challenge, amongst some of the most spectacular scenery that the UK has to offer. Please note that the course is 19 days, running from a Monday to a Friday so only involving young people in being away over two weekends.

Full details and a video clip is available on our website www.chichestertrust.org.uk

Our aim is that young people from Devon challenge themselves, demonstrate progress through 1:1 action planning focussed on personal development, work outside of their normal friendship group and leave with a breadth of experience that will enrich personal statements and set them aside from other young people.

We look for candidates that wouldn’t normally have a chance to undertake anything of this nature and will be able to enjoy, benefit and go on to be confident members of our community.  Please note that we cannot support any young people that at the time of their course are subject to a youth offending order and also that if a young person has been supported by the Trust previously they are unlikely to be funded for a further course.

The Sir Francis Chichester Trust will meet the full course fee (£1,649pp) for successful applicants and ask that they are responsible for their own transport.  However, if transport costs are prohibitive then we will look at additional support if possible.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 7th April with interviews for those shortlisted being held 23rd and 24th April in Exeter and young people applying must be available on one or other of these dates. An application form and other information is attached or it can be downloaded from the Trust website. I would welcome the chance to discuss this in more detail and if you could help us share this wonderful opportunity with colleagues and young people I would be extremely grateful.

For full details www.chichestertrust.org.uk



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