CARE provides an educational bursary of £6,600 for the duration of the Programme and covers the costs of the Induction, Study Weekends and any Programme-related travel.
As a general guideline we estimate that the cost of living for those participants who need to pay for accommodation over the eleven months is around £12,000 or £1,200 a month. This means that graduates will need to match the £6600 bursary through personal fundraising.
Living in the placement cities is expensive and we are aware that candidates may be applying to the Programme with varying amounts of student debt. While it is true that some have found this aspect of the year challenging, those who have taken up the challenge have benefited enormously from the generosity of friends, family and church and CARE is happy to advise on various avenues for personal fundraising.
We also offer as much help and support as possible in finding accommodation and on living on a budget.
We would not want any potential applicants to be deterred by the financial aspect of the Programme. If this is of particular concern to you, please feel free to contact us to discuss this further.