What we do
The cost of a summer project ranges from around £600 to £1,800. This may seem like a daunting amount, especially as a student, but it's actually a really exciting part of the experience of going on a summer project.
We encourage everyone to develop a team of
- friends, family and churches who partner with you as you go on the project by both praying for you and giving financially towards the costs of the project.
As you develop this team of partners you'll see that God has made all the resources you need available to you. It's simply about trusting Him and making our needs known to enough people so we can find the ones He has called to join us.
Will I be given help to raise finances?
Yes! If you are accepted we'll send you a training pack which includes both Biblical advice and practical tips. The Agapé Student Life staff on your campus will also help you (just ask!). If there aren't any Agapé Student Life staff near you we can help you by phone or email too.
When do I have to start raising finances?
If you are accepted onto the project, we'll send you an Acceptance Pack and you should start raising finances then. Of course it's a good idea to talk to a few trusted Christian friends about your plans before you're accepted and you can let them know about your financial needs then too.
Is there a deadline for raising funds?
You must have all the funding for your project before you leave. Your Project Leader will communicate other deadlines to you once you are accepted.
What if I raise more than I need?
We would encourage you to consider giving some of the money to another project participant who hasn't raised all their finances yet.
What if I don't raise enough?
From past experience this hasn't been a common issue - we believe that if God wants you to go on the project, he will provide all you need. If you are severely short of the required amount we may re-consider whether the project is for you, but would make a decision on a case by case basis. There may also be scope for those who have raised more than they need to help out those struggling.
Can donations be Gift Aided?
Unfortunately the answer is no. A recent change in government regulations concerning short-term trips means that Agapé will be unable to claim gift aid on any donations towards summer projects.
If you have other questions about raising finances please email
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