Donations & Costs
GapArt are a registered UK Charity (charity status pending confirmation from the Charity Commission) and depend upon donations. This money contributes towards the cost of running our international art programmes, it helps with the cost of buying art materials and subsidises the cost of hosting a volunteer.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors we now have a bursary of up to £500 for every volunteer that participates in one of our Palestine projects.
Our charges are transparent and we simply aim to cover the costs of sending a volunteer overseas.
We encourage an esprit de corps amongst our volunteers. Individuals normally enjoy sharing ideas, challenges and the joys of bringing a project to fruition. Living together can be a part of this but we realise that many people value their own privacy, want their own rooms and like to organise their own meals. The summary of costs below assumes that volunteers will live together in shared rooms, normally with a host family, sometimes in a comfortable guesthouse. Alternative arrangements can often be made if you let us know in good time and are willing to pay the additional costs.
- Food and Accommodation £150 per week
- Airport pick up £50
- Local transport £25 per week
- Contribution towards art materials and coordinator £100
- GapArt fee (UK costs) £350
We do our best to obtain art materials locally and they are sometimes donated free of charge. Some materials and specialist equipment may have to be bought separately. In addition to these costs volunteers will need a flight, personal spending money and travel insurance. We can recommend an excellent insurance provider.
Payments can be made by bank transfer or cheque, details of which will be provided upon invoice. GapArt are a registered charity and we do not make a profit. Please ask us for further details.
To keep costs down and to encourage a sense of team work we have set departure dates. Volunteers commit themselves for different lengths of time and often travel after their projects. Return dates are therefore flexible.
- Cambodia: October and January
- India: November and January
- Nepal: September and April
- Palestine: July, October and March.
- Sri Lanka: October, December, January