Since 2013 Sail Training Ireland has been running local bursary schemes. This scheme essentially is a collaborative effort between ourselves, a local body such as a port or county council and
local businesses. Funding that is raised by the local body through the generous donations from local businesses is able to make this scheme feasible.
Sail Training Ireland is then able to place young people aged 16-30 years of age from the locality on sail training voyages. These young people come from a range of back grounds and many have
little or no sailing experience. The young people usually leave with a huge sense of achievement and a better understanding of the importance of teamwork and responsibility. This is
something that will stand to them for a long time afterwards.
See links below for more information about the local bursaries which are currently available: