GoMAD - Make A Difference

Are you a UWC student, passionate about an issue somewhere in the world where you want to make a difference – but you don’t have the money to make it happen?

GoMAD is a grant scheme for UWC students only.  For an opportunity to win a grant of up to £1,000 and help you put your mission into action, apply today!

Who we are

GoMAD was established in 2001 by Colin Habgood and Jill Longson to provide grants to UWC Atlantic College students. The concept was to allow students an opportunity to make a difference and put into practice the ideals of UWC.

Grant Process

If you have an idea which could help foster peace and a sustainable future by uniting peoples, nations and cultures, then apply for a GoMAD grant. In 2016, GoMAD grants will be rolled out to all UWC schools and colleges.

Projects Awarded

GoMAD has awarded grants to students from various UWC Schools and Colleges, resulting in over 50 projects being delivered across 40 countries throughout five regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas & the Middle East.

Criteria

There will be a maximum of 20 grants per year available with up to £1,000 per project being awarded to successful students. Grants will be given to projects that demonstrate that they can make a difference.

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Visit again during September 2016 for details of how to apply for a 2017 award.

Grants will be given to projects that demonstrate that they can make a difference.

GoMAD – helping UWC people make a difference!

Are you passionate about an issue somewhere in the world where you want to make a difference – but you don’t have the money to make it happen?

GoMAD was initially created by Colin Habgood and Jill Longson (Ac81) in 2001, to provide grants to UWC Atlantic College students. Since then, GoMAD has awarded grants to students from various UWC Schools and Colleges, resulting in over 50 projects being delivered across 40 countries throughout five continents including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America.

This simple concept, has helped around 500 participants to successfully deliver GoMAD projects with thousands of people benefiting around the world. The results and reports from previous projects are a testament to the success of GoMAD, its participants and the values of UWC.

We hope and expect that every UWC student wants to make a difference, as it is the essence of the UWC ideal of ‘making education a force’ GoMAD provides students with the opportunity to put the energy and idealism into practice. Grant are awarded to successful projects to help students start their journey of making a difference and fulfilling living the UWC mission.

If you are passionate about an issue somewhere in the world, where you want to make a difference, but don’t have the money to make it happen – then, this grant could be for you.

As John Walmsley, Principal of UWC Atlantic College said:

“We pride ourselves in providing students with a truly international education that promotes peace and cultural understanding and that works to remover the roots of conflict. We aim to produce socially-minded individuals who are actively engaged in making the world a better place for others.”

GoMAD can help students to make a difference to worthy local and global causes and allow them the opportunity to live the UWC Mission. Feel inspired and read the pages from previous GoMAD award-winners and see how they have helped make a difference.

What are you waiting for?

If you have an idea which could help foster peace and a sustainable future by uniting peoples, nations and cultures then apply for a GoMAD grant. In 2016, GoMAD grants was for the first time rolled out to all UWC schools and colleges. 20 grants were awarded of £1,000 per project being awarded to successful students.

Closing date for applications is currently closed.

However, check back around September 2016 for details of how to apply for a 2017 award.

Testimonials

If it was not for the GoMAD empowerment, I don’t think I would have realised how grave the poverty, healthcare and environmental issues are in my country. As I still embark on my academic pursuits, I have been shaped partly by my UWC Atlantic College experience and re-shaped by the problems that my country faces. The 5 weeks spent in Kenya and Uganda were eye opening to me… I have been shaped by my UWC AC experience.

— Kenya and Uganda Summer Project, 2001