It's been a great 2016 already for the Future Leaders Fund. We've had some fantastic applications in and have been delighted to offer grants to seven
young people involved in some exciting projects over the coming year! We can't wait to hear how they get on and look forward to hearing how they have developed when they get back.Philippa, India
Philippa is currently living with a host family in India with the organisation Pravah, working in local community projects on issues such as gender, education, health and civic youth participation. Kate, Cambodia
Kate is currently living with a host family In Banan, Cambodia, volunteering on the International Citizen's Service's Entrepreneur Programme, working to create sustainable, small businesses and support local entrepreneurs. Guy, South Africa
Guy is currently in South Africa on an international development programme run by Tearfund to help prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS. His work is focusing on running lessons and assemblies in schools to promote sanitation, developing health campaigns for local organisations and visiting local children and families to determine how Tearfund can help them. Emma, Sri Lanka
In July Emma will be heading to Sri Lanka with World Challenge. Her project will be split between a community or animal orientated project and trekking.Thirza, Nepal
In June Thirza will be heading to Nepal with Raleigh International as part of the International Citizen Service. She will be volunteering on a project called WASH, aiming to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Emily, Nepal
Emily will be heading to Nepal with the charity Restless Development. She will be living with a host family and working to improve the livelihoods of young people in the community. Matthew, Chile
Matthew is off to Chile in September on a gap year project that will see him teaching English in a rural village school. He also hopes to set up sporting activities outside of school for the local community.
Applications for the Future Leaders Fund are open all year round for young people aged 17-24 looking to grow as leaders by helping others in a community or adventure project. It is funded by donations from today's Norfolk business and charity leaders who seek to foster a sense of leadership and community in the next generation, by helping them meet fundraising targets needed for developmental projects. Donations are accepted all year round and at our annual fundraising event, the Trafalgar Dinner. Click here
to apply or for more information.
We can't wait to receive more applications in the coming year, and to catch up with future leaders returning from their trips.