South of Scotland
Youth Awards


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The South of Scotland Youth Awards Trust

 Applying for an Award


Awards which vary from 200 to 2,000, are available for a wide range of projects which could include -

an expedition overseas for educational purposes, to participate in community or environmental schemes

travel overseas to work in a disadvantaged community

adventure training on a recognised scheme

special training to learn new skills, gain experience to help the recipient find work, or further his/her career.


The aim of the Trust is to enable young people to broaden their experience and develop their self-confidence for the future, either by travelling overseas for educational purposes, to participate in community and environmental schemes both in developing countries or in the U.K., or by adventure or specialist training.

Many projects approved for an Award are arranged by organisations specialising in schemes to provide an educational experience and will include an opportunity to benefit the community in which the project is located. These organisations include Project Trust, Operation Raleigh, GAP Sports Abroad, Frontier, Borders Exploration Group, and Operation Wallacea.

When considering applications, the duration of a project is taken into account by the Trustees.

Who is eligible?

Your home address must be within either Dumfries & Galloway or the Scottish Borders
council areas.

You must be aged 17 and not over 25 when your project starts.

You must be able to fund the balance of the cost of the project by your own efforts.

When approving applications the Trustees take into account the amount raised by the individual applicant.

You must send in your application form to be received by
 31st December in the year before the start of your project.

Send to the Adviser, Lt.Col. C.G.O. Hogg, OBE, DL, Mounthooly, Jedburgh, TD8 6TJ.