1)     To assist young people going on short term mission trips with Christian agencies, which are in agreement with the ethos of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.




a)     The maximum amount available to any individual is £500.

b)     A young person may only receive one grant from the fund.

c)      The young person must be a member of a Presbyterian congregation

d)     The young person must be aged 18-25 years old.

e)     Only one application will be considered per team or project and the application must be signed by the team leader.

f)      In the case of a team application the maximum amount available will be £600 and must be distributed equally amongst all eligible team members.

g)     The fund is not available to help towards university electives, work experience placements or Bible college training.

h)     YAC Overseas teams will receive the maximum grant each year. The money will be transferred internally and used to reduce the cost of our teams to participants.

i)       The young person must apply for their grant before 1 March if they are going that summer (June, July and August) and if outside that time then they must apply 3 months prior to going.



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To sum up my experience on my short term mission team; it was incredible and I would recommend a short term mission trip to everyone as it is so rewarding and incredible in various ways. Going to Japan, my eyes were opened and humbled to Christians around the world. I was humbled in the sense that, compared to Christians in Japan for example, we have it comparatively easy. They are frowned upon widely across society and mistrusted, with tiny churches scattered in a country that so desperately needs the Love and Grace of God. This was definitely an eye opening experience for me, challenging but also wonderfully rewarding. There was something beautiful about worshipping God in two languages, singing together; "so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:6 

So I am very thankful for the opportunity to go on this trip and for the many blessings it has been to me and to others, and I am thankful for the Concorde funding which helped.