Youth Engagement

Hostelling Scotland Explorer Fund

Hostelling Scotland Explorer Fund

We launched the Hostelling Scotland Explorer Fund in 2018.

Supported by membership contributions, the Explorer Fund is designed to give disadvantaged young people a valuable break away from home while exploring a new part of Scotland.

In 2018 we funded over 30 youth and school groups from across Scotland including Castlemilk Youth Group, St Andrews Primary School, Be View Resource Centre, Grangemouth High School, YOMO, The Mungo Foundation, Kingussie High School, PEEK and Moray Primary School.

Groups received a funded trip to a youth hostel of their choice including accommodation and catering. The groups travelled to a range of Youth Hostels including Rowardennan, Pitlochry, Cairngorm Lodge, Lochranza, Stirling, Oban and Edinburgh Central Youth Hostels.

In 2018 one of the groups we funded was Royston Youth Action who were able to go on a trip to Cairngorm Lodge Youth Hostel. Watch a short video of their trip here:




We have now launched the first round of funding for 2019.

If you would like an opportunity to explore Scotland and experience the benefits of a residential trip, apply now by downloading the application form and guidance notes below.

Application Form

The first deadline for applications is Monday 11th February 2019

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Lois Marshall