Funding and fundraising

The project is fully funded for all volunteers, and all Team Members are expected to fundraise a minimum of £500.  The Assistant Project Leader will be responsible for supporting the team to deliver at least one team fundraising event, and will support the team members to reach their individual targets.


  • Before the trip each Team Member is asked to fundraise £500;
  • This will contribute to the project and to the development of S.A.L.V.E.’s new site;
  • Fundraising training and support will be provided by S.A.L.V.E., the Team Uganda Assistant Project Leader and the University Voluntereing Team and you’ll be able to see how the money is spent once in-country.


The University of Manchester will:

  • arrange and pay for return flights from the UK to Uganda for Student Volunteers;
  • cover the cost of a tourist visa on arrival in Uganda to cover the duration of the project;
  • facilitate access to the University’s Occupational Health service and pay for the necessary medical vaccinations and anti-malaria tablets;
  • pay for the in-country accommodation and weekday breakfasts and lunches, which will be arranged by S.A.L.V.E.;
  • pay for transport from the airport to Jinja and back, and daily travel to and from the Volunteer Project;
  • pay for the in-country support provided by S.A.L.V.E. and basic Volunteer Project activity costs; 
  • provide insurance cover for the duration of the trip, including emergency evacuation.

Selected volunteers will be responsible for the following expenses:

  • medical expenses incurred that are not covered by medical/health insurance;
  • living expenses outside of the Volunteer Project time, including: evening meals, meals at weekends and leisure activities undertaken in free time;
  • additional travel, accommodation and expenses related to any time spent in Uganda before the start of or after the completion of the Volunteer Project;
  • any debts/costs of damages incurred during the course of the Volunteer Project.