Financial Support

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We are committed to financial accessibility

We believe that our programs should be available to all – regardless of economic background or situation. That’s why we’ve set up a number of financial support options to help you out to suit your needs. The options below are just the start – backpacktivists are nothing if not resourceful!

Financial Needs Grant

Our Financial Needs Grant can cover 15-25% of your program fee. It is available for anyone experiencing financial strain, including individuals from low-income households, students, and recent graduates. Give us a shout at financialsupport@operationgroundswell.com for more details and the application form.

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Bring a Friend: OG Pal Perks

Apply with a friend, and if you both join us on an OG program you’ll each receive $250 CAD in credit towards your Program Fee. While our teams are small (max. 14 people), we love having friends on program. Just mention the name of the person you are applying with on your Application Form and we’ll apply the credit once we have received your deposits.

Early Bird Pricing

The early bird gets the sunrise views, and the sweet deals! If you’re able to plan far ahead, catch our early bird sale that typically runs from August through to the end of December for the upcoming season’s programs. This can save you hundreds of dollars. Plus, it gives you something to look forward to waaaay in advance. Yahoo!

Fundraising & Crowdsourcing

You can be a fundraising superstar with our tools and strategies, honed by our extensive experience in fundraising and event planning. We won’t just give you a list of websites to check out, or a short list of google-able resources. We want to be there for you every step of the way. That includes pledge forms, template sponsorship letters, successful ideas from alumni, and tons more! If you have any questions, reach out to our financial support team at financialsupport@operationgroundswell.com.

Alumni Discount

Joined us once? Join us again! Keep on travelling with OG with a major kickback – your personal alumni code gets you a discount of $200 USD or $250 CAD on any future program with OG. If you’ve lost your code, send us an email at mail@operationgroundswell.com to ask about it!

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Academic Credit

An OG program can become part of an independent study course with your post-secondary institution, making it possible to receive academic credit and access financial scholarships. Speak to your academic advisor to learn more as every university is different. We’ll here to provide any supporting material you may require. If you need more information, just contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you!

University/ College Funding

Did you know that many post-secondary institutions offer bursaries and allowances for educational travel programs? Check with your registrar to see what opportunities are available to you. If they require any information or official documentation, please feel free to get in touch with us. We’ve done this before and will help you get the resources you need!

Educational institutions support us, and we support them!

Contests, promotions and giveaways

Yep, there’s even more ways to make your OG program a reality! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and join our email list to catch the latest. You’ll be the first to know about any contests, promos and giveaways.

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