In this hub you'll find everything you need to get your fundraising efforts off the ground. It's not uncommon for people to raise enough money to cover the cost of their entire placement — with the tips in this hub, you stand an excellent chance of doing so yourself.

GETTING STARTED

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Your first step is to work out how much you money you need. The cost of your placement is easy to work out using our pricing page, but what about spending money, flights, and new travel gear?

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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A good fundraising event can generate thousands of dollars, often enough to cover most, if not all, of the cost of your placement.

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FINDING A SPONSOR

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Having a sponsor to help finance your Work the World trip can relieve a lot of pressure. There are a few different ways to find one and we’ve covered the most common ways in this section.

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BURSARIES AND GRANTS

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In this section we explain exactly how bursaries and grants work and the best ways to increase your chances when applying

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OS-HELP LOAN

OS-HELP, an acronym for Overseas Higher Education Loan Program, is an educational loan available to students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported location.

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WRITING AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PROFILE

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We’ve created a guide to writing the perfect online fundraising profile, so that you can share your page far and wide and start collecting cash to put towards your life-changing overseas elective.

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GETTING YOUR MESSAGE OUT

In this section, we cover some of the best ways to go about getting your story published — whether you’re targeting newspapers, local publications or online platforms.

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BUDGETING GUIDE

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The word “budgeting” can evoke fear in many a student (or graduate!), however it’s a necessary chore when it comes to planning a trip abroad. Read our guide to make your life easier.

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QUICK TIPS

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Here, you’ll find an easy-to-use index of all our funding and finance pages in one place. You can use this while planning your trip, or bookmark it to save for a later date.

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WORK THE WORK SUPPORT

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This is where you’ll find information and resources you can use in when publicising your fundraising efforts for your Work the World trip.

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