Funding a Programme

We believe our programmes should be available to every teenager 

Funding to get young people onboard

Our young participants are encouraged to raise their chosen programme fee through sponsorship and fundraising.  

Assistance and bursaries may be available from Quaystage Training on application. Our support team will provide support and understanding, from booking the programme­ to getting on board. Opportunities exist for further development through our Creating Futures Programme.



We believe that no young person should be excluded from a Sail Adventure, especially due to lack of funds.

There are various ways we can help with funding:

  • Special Offers
  • Volunteer Support Groups
  • Bursaries
  • Help to organise fundraising events

Through the fundraising efforts of our Volunteer Support Group, we can help young people aged 14-25 to fund the cost of their voyage through bursaries.

A bursary is a donation of money from Quaystage Training's funds, which can be put towards the cost of your voyage.


Who can apply for a bursary?

Anyone aged 14-25. As requested by our donors, we need to give priority to young people who are “disadvantaged” in one way or another, and we need to provide evidence of this to account for how we’ve spent their money. Therefore it will be necessary to fill out an application form in order to apply for a bursary.


How do I apply for a bursary?*

In the first instance, contact us. We can offer advice on what funding is available and how to apply for it. You will then need to fill out the Bursary Application Form. All Youth Voyage bursaries are subject to satisfactory completion of our Bursary Application Form

We require every bursary applicant to make an effort towards funding raising towards getting yourself on board.  Telling us how you are going to set about raising these fund is part of your application.  And don't worry if your stuck for ideas, your bursary application pack will come with information containing lots of great fundraising ideas.  


*These offers apply to new bookings only and are subject to availability. 100% of the price is payable at time of booking. A booking form must be completed. There is no cancellation option after booking. Prices include accommodation, food and soft drinks on board but excludes flights, transfers to/from the vessel, insurance & port and fuel charges. Quaystage Training Limited reserves the right to refuse a booking.


Dedicated to providing training that creates futures

The development of young people is central to everything we do. All of our vessels are operated to the same high standards, e.g. the same safeguarding and child protection policy, code of conduct and drug and alcohol policy; as well as the same rigorous recruitment and screening of prospective sea staff.

Sailing as part of a vessel's crew makes for a participative and empowering experience that is mentally challenging in a residential setting in which young people can explore their true potential.

Outcomes of which are increased self esteem and self confidence.