YHA Travel to Learn Program
YHA Travel to Learn is a charity running not-for-profit programs that subsidise youth from disadvantaged areas, or having disadvantaged circumstances, to enable them to participate in group excursions in Australia. This includes stays at youth hostels across Australia, in both urban and regional areas.
- Program participant/s should be enrolled as a student in an Australian educational body (e.g. school).
- Participation in the program is via the educational body or other organisation organising the group excursion.
- The participant/s should be assessed by the excursion organiser as experiencing geographical, financial and/or social inequity or circumstances (including any resulting from natural disasters), which disadvantage and/or exclude them from participating in educational and personal development activities.
- Subsidised services offered by the program include accommodation, meals and educational activities, dependent on the itinerary for the excursion.
- Subsidies can be for single night or multi-night excursions, as part of the educational curriculum.
- A request for subsidisation of the intended participant/s in the program is via a form to be signed by the excursion organiser / school principal upon making a booking request for the group.
- Subsidies can range from 50% to 100% of program costs, depending on participant/s need – the excursion organiser / school principal to indicate on the booking request the level of subsidy requested.
- Confirmation of the subsidy applicable (subject to funds being available from the fundraising efforts of YHA Travel to Learn) will be communicated to the excursion organiser with booking confirmation details.
- In the event that a participant is unable to undertake the excursion, notification should be provided by the organiser to YHA Travel to Learn at the earliest convenience.
More information about the program is available by phoning (02) 9261 1111.