Basic criteria


  • Reside in the Forest of Dean;
  • Be Under the age of 25 and attending, or intend to attend, a recognized educational institution in New Zealand for an approved course of study;
  • Undertaking, or intend to undertake, organized work experience in New Zealand of a kind relevant to your intended career;

Case Study - Laura Gerrish

Laura came to us with plans for a once in a life time field trip to New Zealand and after reviewing her application we were delighted to provide funding and assistance to make this trip possible.


Laura's comments

"The Trust helped to make such an amazing trip possible and it has inspired me to want to travel more and to go back to New Zealand in the future to see more of the fantastic country. It is a great opportunity for young people who may not get the chance to travel otherwise and we should make the most of working and travelling abroad whilst we can"


Laura's Photos