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Fundraising is vital to our organisation. We aim to raise funds for the ship and voyage crew bursaries. Individual voyage crew members fundraise for their contribution towards the cost of their trip.

We want as many young people as possible to benefit from sailing with us. A voyage with the Pelican offers a different perspective on life and renewed enthusiasm to meet its challenges.

Taking part should not be limited to the affluent.  Adventure Under Sail  subsidise the price of all youth voyages and have limited bursary funds available for those who need a little extra help.

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Fundraising Events For All

Do you have a challenge that you have always wanted to meet?

Sometimes you just need to find a reason to do it! If you have been inspired to help us, now is the time to set your target and meet that challenge head on. If you are are looking for ways to fundraise we have plenty of ideas. 

You could try  our Up and Over Challenge ......  Call us now to find out more!

Set Up A Local Branch

Perhaps you know a group of young people who would greatly benefit from a voyage on board the Pelican?

By setting up a local branch and acting as Pelican's representative, you are not only raising awareness of our work but also creating the opportunity for  fundraising events and initiatives to raise local bursary schemes.

For more information about setting up a fundraising event or becoming a local representative of the ship please get in touch with the office team.

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Voyage Crew Grants

Adventure Under Sail provides grants to young people to enable them to participate in Tall Ships Races and voyages of discovery. These include 10-day adventure voyages and the three-month, life-changing Transatlantic programme - promoting multi-cultural experiences and encouraging personal development.

Young people are recommended to us from various youth organisations such as Connexions, the Children’s Society, Guides, Scouts and Youth Centres and all cadet forces. 

We have worked closely with schools on a local and, more recently, on a national scale.

The cost of a 10-­day voyage, including insurance, passport and travel to and from the ship is in the region of £1,500. All young people are encouraged to raise a significant contribution to their voyage fee under the guidance of our office team and volunteers. This is the first step for a young person, generating a sense of achievement and inclusion before the voyage even begins.

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Providing A Grant

Any contribution, however small, will help us to offer this life-changing opportunity to another young person. In return Adventure Under Sail will actively highlight any contribution made in future press releases, associated press articles and on our website. 

Grants for Young People

For more information about providing funding to Adventure Under Sail Ltd please fill in this form:

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