21 Dec 2012 14:07, 1 year, 11 months ago

Quest Overseas Summer Bursary Available worth £1000 !

Quest4Change has been in action for nearly five years and has raised a staggering 1.5 million pounds in that time.  Every penny of that money has gone to our project partners in Africa or South America, supporting our sustainable development goals.  To mark this achievement, we are offering everyone the chance to apply for this amazing bursary, which is a contribution towards project costs for a 2013 summer project.

How to apply: 

To apply for your place, simply follow the link and fill out your application, telling us why you think the bursary should go to you – simple! 

Already secured your summer place?

If you have already applied or secured a place on a summer trip in 2013, you can still apply for the bursary.  Just tell us in no more than 500 words why you think the bursary should be awarded to you.  Email your answer to gemma@questoverseas.com with the title 'Summer Bursary Application_your name' in the email.  Applications close on 1st March and we will announce the winner shortly afterwards.


We hope you enjoy this early Christmas present and from all of us at Quest HQ, Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!


**Please note that expeditions are not part of this amazing offer and flights and project donation costs are to be met by the volunteer.




4 Oct 2012 12:24, 2 years, 2 months ago

Elspeth's Fantastic Fundraising


Congratulations to Elspeth Hunt and her Mum, Debbie, who have just raisd a huge £1,300 for the Livingstone Tanzania Trust by walking 50kms in under 12 hours, following the Thames Path Challenge on 29th September 2012. An absolutely incredible achievement and proof that with a little thought and effort it is really possible to fundraise for your Gap Year exploits. Once again...well done ladies!!



25 Sep 2012 13:34, 2 years, 2 months ago

Some places available on Jan 2013 teams

There are still some places available on the 3 month Gap Year teams departing in January & March 2013. If you are researching Gap Year options at the moment and are...

...Interested in making life-long new friends, as part of a supported team of like-minded 18-19 year olds?

...Wanting to travel to Africa or South America?

...Looking to combine volunteer work, language courses & adventurous activities?

...Keen to ensure your volunteer work is worthwhile & part of a long-term, grass-roots development plan?

If the answer to the above is a resounding YES then the Quest Gap Year teams may provide the opportunity you are looking for. Get in touch with Sarah on sarah@questoverseas.com and check out our Team Updates blog for more information!



14 Sep 2012 11:29, 2 years, 3 months ago

£4,000 Gap Year grants

The Royal Geographical Society has once again made a number of £4,000 grants available to young geographers who, through challenging circumstances or lack of opportunity, would not otherwise be able to take a Gap Year overseas.

The grants can fund travel, accommodation and the costs of a placement such as a conservation project, an expedition or cultural exchange. Alongside this each gap scholar is provided with a mentor to help them plan a meaningful and worthwhile experience, and receives expert guidance from the RGS.

To be considered applicants must be UK students taking A-Level/Advanced Higher/IB or equivalent geography at a state school/college and submitting an application to study geography at degree level in the UK.

The deadline for applications for students completing school in 2013 and taking a year out from 2013-2014 is 5th October 2012.

Information about the grant, including full eligibility criteria is available on the RGS website - http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Learning+and+Leading/Gap+year.htm

Please note....this grant is not connected to Quest Overseas - it is administered and organised entirely by the Royal Geographical Association. We are simply passing on information that you may find useful and that may help you take the Gap Year you've been dreaming about! If you have any quesitons about the grant or want to look into applying check out the RGS website.

16 Aug 2012 11:47, 2 years, 4 months ago

Top Tips for Gap Year Fundraising

Unexpected Gap Year on your hands, lots of ideas on what to do but not sure how to fund your adventures? Why not take a look at our Top Tips for Gap Year Fundraising to get you started....and don't hesitate to give us a shout with any questions, or for advice and help.