Application guidelines for school awards
This page contains useful information and suggestions to help when applying for a school award. We prefer to have as much detail of the project as you can give us – the trustees need detailed evidence that the project is feasible and has been planned.
We strongly recommend that you begin by checking your idea against these criteria:
- Is your project genuinely a challenge and something you haven’t done before, that stretches you outside your comfort zone?
- Is your project feasible – have you done the research and planning to ensure you can carry it out?
- Is your project non-vocational (i.e. no work placements) and not profit-making?
- Is your project something that you are planning and carrying out independently – i.e. not an activity offered by a company or charity?
- If your budget exceeds £500, do you have a fundraising plan
What to include in your application
1. About your project
First, tell us about your project:
- What is the name of your project?
- Describe what you want to do – and why it is a challenge for you.
- When and where will you carry it out?
- How long will it take?
- What gave you the idea for your project?
- What previous experience do you have in this area?
- Have you undertaken anything of this nature before?
- What do you hope to achieve for yourself?
2. About you
Next tell us about yourself. Please include your:
- Age and gender.
- Current home address.
- Email address and home/mobile number.
If you are applying as part of a group, please provide the above information for all members of your group.
3. Practical and financial matters
We also require a breakdown of projected costs. These may include:
- The cost of any training required to prepare you for your challenge.
- Any equipment that is necessary for your challenge.
- Any fares or costs you will incur in completing your challenge.
- The cost of food required.
- The cost of accommodation required.
- The cost of all risk insurance.
- Any other expenses.
- Details of your plans for raising the rest of the funds.
- An estimated total for the project.
Try and consider all costs and aspects of planning that will be involved in your project.