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Project information

Journeys Beginning

UJIA runs a means-tested bursary scheme for applicants who cannot meet the full cost of the tour.

Each year around 30% of young people are not able to go on the trip of a lifetime, a transformational month for 16 year olds.


January 2016 - July 2016

Charity information: UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal)

UJIA (United Jewish Israel Appeal) logo
  • Need


    A month in Israel with a youth movement can be beyond some young people's and their families means.

    An Israel Tour bursary means that no young person is left behind, and no participant will not miss tour for financial reasons.


    Each year we struggle to raise the £200,000 needed for the shortfall in bursaries to be made up. This, along with text campaigns and some generous major donors will meet that target.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Leaving no child behind by providing bursaries for Israel Tour.


    » Text and Email Campaign.
    » Mailshot to database
    » General canvassing including lay canvassing over the phone and face to face meetings.

    What success will look like

    With the young person having more connection to Israel. We ask all bursary recipients to attend our telethons twice a year to call donors and pay it forward.

  • Impact


    A young person that goes on tour feels more connected to the community. Several people who now work in charities (both Jewish and Non-Jewish) were previous recipients, and it teaches them the value of charity.


    No real risks.


    Mailshots and thank you letters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £200,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £200,000 Individual Bursaries 243 participants average per year (£823 average amount)

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Major Donor £75,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Participants from the UK - Tour in Israel


    Young People of the UK - population of Israel through tourism.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the leading Israel charity in the UK and work with all of the Youth Movements who run the trips programming side.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Joel Gleicher

    Community Fundraiser - previous recipient of a bursary (12 years ago)

    Matthew Hoffbrand

    Lay Leader - previous staff member and driving force behind text campaign.