Youth Bursaries

We have compiled a list of the best ways to fund your sail training voyage with fundraising ideas, funders, and bursary information.

Enabling all young people to take part

We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to participate in a transformational voyage with us. The voyage fee we pass on to trainees is only £65 per child per day on most voyages, which is significantly less than the actual cost to the organisation.

The voyage fee covers all food aboard (three cooked meals a day), safety equipment, waterproofs and the regular and necessary maintenance of our boat, Helen Mary R. 

The actual cost to Morvargh Sailing Project is much higher. We fill the shortfall by providing full-cost voyages to adults, applying for funding, and receiving donations.

How to apply for a bursary

When funds allow, we will offer an additional bursary for a voyage. We make this possible through our bursary programme, which provides extra financial support to those who may need it to join an adventure. The bursary programme is funded via grant-making bodies, individual donations and the proceeds from our adult voyages. Due to their circumstances, anyone who feels unable to join one of our life-changing voyages of four nights or more can apply.

Funds are limited, but we’ll always offer support where we can.

It is rare for us to offer bursary funding to cover the total cost of a voyage. Applicants who demonstrate that they have made an effort to raise at least part of the voyage fee through hard work or imagination will get priority over those who have put little or nothing into it. If your son or daughter has a particularly deserving case and would struggle with finding the voyage fee, please get in touch via email at or call on 07481 546577

Please donate to our Youth Bursary

You could give a young person the life-changing opportunity to sail with us; no matter the donation size, every penny will be used specifically for helping to fund a deserving young person to sail with us. Gifts are processed through our online payment processor, Stripe.

Outside of our bursary programme, there may be a variety of ways in which they could help raise the money. Some people take part in sponsored activities. Others manage to arrange for a local company to donate or apply for funding from a local grant-giving body such as a Rotary Club. IdeasFundraising is an excellent website with loads of ideas for how your son or daughter could raise money for their voyage, and you can also set up online fundraising drives with a JustGiving or Crowdfunder page.


Morvargh Sailing Project is a Community Interest Company registered in England No: 07132688. Registered address: Willow Barn, Lower Bodwen, Redmoor, PL30 5AT


Fowey, Cornwall



+44 (0)7481 546577

Vessel Location:

50°20'00.8"N 4°37'46.9"W

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