We believe that our programs should be available to all – regardless of economic background or situation. That’s why we’ve set up a number of financial support options to best serve your needs. The options below are just the start – backpacktivists are nothing if not resourceful!
Our Financial Needs Grant can cover 15-25% of your 35- or 40-day program fee and is available for anyone experiencing financial strain, including individuals from low-income households, students, and recent graduates. Once you’ve applied for the program of your choice, simply download, print, and fill out this form, and write a brief letter explaining your financial situation.
Please mail your Financial Assistance Application Form along with your personal letter to our head office. Due to the limited funding available, we suggest you apply as early as possible. Our grant committee will be awarding grants on a rolling basis and will be in touch with you personally.
You can be a fundraising superstar with our tools and strategies, honed by our extensive experience in fundraising and event planning. We will provide you with pledge forms, template sponsorship letters, successful ideas from alumni, access to an online fundraising platform, and tons more! You’ll have support from our fundraising coordinator at every step, from community contribution to program fee.
Did you know that many post-secondary institutions offer bursaries and allowances for educational travel programs? Check with your registrar to see what opportunities are available to you. If they require any information or official documentation, please feel free to get in touch with us. We’ve done this before and will help you get the resources you need!
An OG program can become part of an independent study course with your post-secondary institution, making it possible to receive academic credit and access financial scholarships. Speak to your academic advisor to learn more as every university is different. We’ll here to provide any supporting material you may require. If you need more information, just contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you!