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Bursaries: Financial Aid for Your Field Trip

Galiano Conservancy Bursaries are intended to assist groups with their program fees and travel costs.

“Receiving the bursary for the Galiano Conservancy Association “Quest for the Mountain Top” Program made this trip possible for our class. Coming from an inner-city school in Surrey, many of our students had never hiked a mountain let alone been on a ferry, and the cost of the trip was out of the question without the bursary. The trip to Galiano was unbelievable. Students were engaged the entire time, and learning was taking place from morning to night. Not only was it a new experience for all of them, they all became more aware of native and non-native species in the ecosystems around us and what we can do to play a role in protecting the environment. The students would have spent hours removing the scotch broom if they could have stayed longer. As we were packing up to hike down, we spotted orcas from the top of the mountain. Many of them saw their first whale on this trip! It was exciting to see the students growing a joy for the outdoors, adventure and exploration all while learning and having fun.”  – Carrie B, Grade 6 Teacher

Program Fee Bursary: For one-day programs we can provide up to a $12 bursary per student toward program fees. For multi-day programs, the amount we grant is based on the organization’s need, and may cover up to 30% of program costs.

Travel Bursary: We can provide a travel bursary for up to 100% of your bus transportation on Galiano Island.

Applicants are also encouraged to seek funding from other sources to ensure the ongoing availability of these bursaries to as many groups as possible. Please check the GO Grants at www.hctf.ca  (GO grant deadline is February 15)

Bursary Application Form

Sample Budget

Transportation Budget

Galiano Bus Transportation                             $190.00
Total                                                                      $190.00
Total Travel Bursary Requested
(Galiano Island Transportation Only)            $190.00

Program Fees Budget

Adults FREE                                                             $0.00
Youth (30 students x $32)                                 $960.00
TOTAL                                                                    $960.00
TOTAL Program Fee Bursary Requested
(up to $12 per student/per day)                        $360.00

Total Budget Cost                                                $1150.00

Total Bursary Requested                                     $550.00

Thank you to our bursary funders.

Bursaries have been made possible by the generosity of our donors—particularly through the Galiano Conservancy Walkalong Fund.