Assisted Berth Scheme

Assisted Berth Scheme

Support to pay your voyage fees

The Assisted Berth Scheme (ABS) is a fund raised by OYT Scotland to help disadvantaged young people afford the fees to take part in a youth voyage. The ABS exists to help those young people who are most in need of financial assistance. The bursary scheme is made up of a number of donations and grants from various public and private bodies.

We welcome all genuine applications but we do not require evidence of your financial standing. As a guide, your application will be considered if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You or your parent(s)/guardian receive low income benefits.
  • You or your parent(s)/guardian are not in full time employment.
  • You receive free School meals.
  • You are looked after by a single parent or guardian.
  • You are a student in receipt of financial support.
  • You are a carer looking after siblings or a parent/guardian.

The above list is not exhaustive and applications will be considered should you feel your circumstances qualify you for a grant. If you are unsure whether you qualify please contact Alistair Carter on 01475 722 722.

We also welcome applications from groups where all of the applications meet one or more or the listed criteria. In this instance we request that you complete the group application form.


OYTS ABS Application Form for Individuals

OYTS ABS Application Form for Groups

OYTS ABS Guidance Notes

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 1475 722 722

Registered Charity, No. SC029531