National Scholarship Program in the UK

Jun 19, 2013

Youth Group Volunteering

YOUTH group teenagers
YOUTH group teenagers

Dear supporter,

I am excited to announce the beginning of an exciting venture for this project.  

In the rural area of Arrochar, a small village outside Glasgow, Scotland, there is a youth group that works with teenagers 13-19 providing workshop based health related groups aimed at improving the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of teenagers particularly those who are deemed disadvantaged. This is funded by a joint enterprise with NHS Highlands and Argyll and Bute council.

In the course of this last year, this small group of teenagers have challenged social exclusion and discrimination in their community and have worked hard to fundraise to re-establish a youth club. They have carried out volunteering within their community and training in the areas of community development and youth work and have achieved a great deal in a short period of time. They mostly come from families that are poor and have been affected by alcoholism, drugs, sexual abuse, divorce, domestic violence, step families, bulling, death of a parent or poor health, some of them are carers for younger siblings. Together they have taken on and completed small projects that have allowed them to mature, develop confidence and grow stronger emotionally. They are typical teenagers keen to make a difference in spite of their own disadvantaged start.

Please see our link about a YOUTH live music event that the group set up. 

As such, this group of individuals are looking to fundraise to join a volunteer project in Kenya in 2014. These kids will benefit greatly from the experience offered by volunteering in Africa but they also have a lot to share too. It will be truly life changing for them. They will each have a unique personal journey through-out this process, be that in the challenge to fund raise to get there, getting physically fit to do the work, etc.  This fund provided by supporters such as you will be looking into assisting this group with the additional costs associated with travelling abroad, primarily flight costs. We do not want to interrupt their goals for fundraising for the full project cost as this is something that is personally very important to them.

We hope you are as excited by this prospect as we are. Whilst this is one small group, there are many similar groups out there that we hope we can help through this program. If you have any any questions, comments or ideas, please contact me at

Kind regards

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust Manager


Apr 3, 2013

Partnership Opportunities for 2013

The GVI Charitable Trust National Scholarship Program supports projects around the world benefitting disadvantaged people and providing opportunities for them to receive education and training which will lead to long term improvements for them, their communities and environments.

In 2012, we expanded the National Scholarship program to the UK, with the aim to provide opportunities also to disadvantaged individuals in this country which will help them to undergo training and create opportunities they would otherwise not have had, which will open doors and lead to positive developments.

This project has seen huge support and following on GlobalGiving from donors and we are greatly appreciative. We are also looking for partnership opportunities with youth organisations in the United Kingdom to also enable an easier selection process for the scholars. If you can assist in this matter, please do get in touch. 

Many thanks to everyone who supports us in this endeavour.

Jan 17, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We hope 2013 has started well for you. Here at the Global Vision International Charitable Trust we are looking forward to an exciting year! 

As we mentioned in our previous report, we have been working towards teaming up with an UK charity on this project to give us greater access to funds from the government, corporations, fundraising bodies, fundraisers and donors. We hope to have this finalised shortly, announce the partnership and use it to award the scholarships that we can presently fund. Our program is based upon offering opportunities to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, to allow them not only to grow as individuals through life experience, work experience and training, but equip them with the confidence to work towards improving the situations of others within their own communities and in other communities. 

Great success for the GVI CT in 2012 and some great recognition of our work has been very helpful in forming partnerships. This momentum will allow us to move this project forward further in 2013. Any assistance or help you can offer in fundraising is desperately needed and welcome! For more information, please see

Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months. 


Oct 23, 2012

NSP UK Update

Despite a surprisingly successful year for the Global Vision International Charitable Trust, this project has struggled to get the attention and the donors that we feel it deserves. We have enough donations for us to start to move the project forward, and are now selecting scholars to train in 2013, which is great news, but we desperately need further funds to be able to reach a higher number of scholars in future years.

As a result of the need and what we feel is the great need for this project given the state of UK unemployment, in particular between the ages of 16 and 18, we are prioritizing this project and focusing our attentions on finding ways to seek further donors and fundraisers and give it a higher profile. As this year has seen some great success for the GVI CT, and some great recognition of our work which has been very helpful in forming partnerships and relationships, we feel we now have the momentum to allow us to move this project forward further in 2013. We are teaming up with a very well known UK charity on this project to give us greater access to funds from the UK government, UK corporations, fundraisers and donors. The partnership should also enable an easier selection process for the scholars.

In the New Year we plan to announce the partnership and use it to award the scholarship that we can presently fund, and through reporting upon their experiences raise further funds. Any assistance or help you can offer in fundraising is desperately needed and welcome! For more information, please see

Thank you for your kind donations that have allowed the project to get this far, and all the very best,


Jul 24, 2012

Empowering the younger generation

With the recent economic crisis in the showing no signs of relenting, and unemployment for young people at an all time high, our project work has never been more important. We are focusing our attentions on that specific sector of society and seeking further funds to offer opportunities for experience, training, work placements and empowerment to help young people with disadvantaged background gain skills, confidence and desire to not only help themselves but also assist in the improvement and development of their own communities and others. We have been building links with schools, youth groups, NGO's and corporations across the UK to seek partnerships and source initiatives which have proven success and which could be expanded to reach more people through additional funding. As the reputation of our programs grows, we are receiving more interest from both donors and groups requiring assistance and so please help us to continue to expand the depth and range of programs we are able to support. Thank you.

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Project Leader

Ross Deans

Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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