Summer is coming! Time for adventure on the high seas!

So walk your sea legs up our gangplank and jump aboard Challenge Wales for a life-changing experience!

Challenge Wales has scheduled a number of exciting Residential Voyages for young people – please see this poster, and check out our website.

Please note: The given cost is the maximum amount – depending upon eligibility, with our additional bursaries the cost can be GREATLY REDUCED to DOUBLE FIGURES: possibly to just £50, or even £25 per place!!

And to all Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants: this opportunity can be your Residential Section activity!

So if you know any young people who may be interested, please contact us asap and make this a summer to remember.
We look forward to welcoming you all aboard.


Challenge Wales Bursary Scheme Open For 14 – 25 year olds

Challenge Wales, the youth development charity which takes young people to sea is on the hunt for partner organisations and young people to tap into their bursary scheme.

Those who have previously jumped onboard one of Challenge Wales’ vessels; Challenge Wales| Wales’ Tall Ship or Adventure Wales have benefited from improved mental health, have improved teamwork and communication skills, have learnt about ocean literacy, taken part in citizen science activities, achieved their Gold DofE Residential, have learnt sailing skills, developed confidence and made new friends. Some past beneficiaries of the Challenge Wales bursary scheme have moved into work from unemployment, improved their employability prospects and had a life-changing experience. And, most of this has been made possible through the Challenge Wales bursary scheme which contributes towards the cost of the voyages.

With voyages lasting from 1 day to 7 days, the Challenge Wales bursary scheme will automatically guarantee a bursary to cover a minimum of 50% of the costs. However, for those that require more financial support then additional bursary support can often cover the majority of the voyage costs to ensure that Challenge Wales opportunities are as accessible as possible. While onboard the Challenge Wales boats, young people will learn how to run the boat, learn some sailing skills, take part in wildlife watching while being part of a team and having lots of fun – and no sailing experience is necessary to take part. And with many voyages offering Agored Cymru accreditation, and for longer voyages the newly launched John Muir Award or Gold DofE Residential, there are plenty of opportunities to join a Challenge Wales voyage and put something on your CV.

As outdoor activities, and in particular being at sea in ‘blue space’ offer significant benefits to young people, the charity is looking for partners who would want to tap into the bursary scheme, or for individuals to jump onboard while the bursary is still available during summer and autumn of 2022.

For further details contact: or call 029 20 704657 and speak to Laura or Kerry.

You can also find Challenge Wales on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just search for @ChallengeWales