Sarah Neill

Lecturer/Marine Biologist , Kendal College

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Academic or Research Institute

Areas of expertise

Behaviour change campaigns Research Education & training Fundraising Communication and marketing

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

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Recent Comments

May 16, 2022
Replying to Temiloluwa Fajembola

This sounds great Sarah, a very good opportunity to contribute towards conservation of the Gambia’s Marine creatures, a great premise to learn conservation concepts and techniques whilst still providing an interesting experience to appreciate nature. 
I am very interested in this project, my cost will differ a little bit from yours because I am from Nigeria, a West African Country as well. But, I am still short on resources because I can’t afford to sponsor my trip to the Gambia because I am still an undergraduate and I have no job. 
It will be great if you/anyone can recommend the best way to get a funding opportunity to cover this trip. 

Hi, you can definitely access funding to participate in things like this. Here are two links from a quick google search:

https://www.advance-africa.com/1500-international-individual-grants-for-nigerians.html

https://www.rgs.org/in-the-field/in-the-field-grants/

You will need to research and find grants where you meet the eligibility criteria, and there are lots out there. It’s very time consuming applying for the right grants but worth it.  WildHub also have a great grant writing manual and course to help guide you to write successful grant proposals. I have fundraised my whole expedition to the High Arctic through grants and fundraising, I was more successful with lots of smaller grants offered in my own local area which all added up. This is the link my go fund me - if you read the donors and updates it will give you lots of ideas for fundraising etc.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/sedna-epic-womens-leadership-arctic-expedition

May 09, 2022
Replying to Jessica Flack

Hi, sounds like a really interesting opportunity, I do not have facebook. Please can you confirm the costs associated with this trip? Thank you

Hi Jessica, the trip costs £950 plus the flight. The £950 covers almost everything in The Gambia including transport (inc. airport transfers), two weeks accommodation, breakfast, guides, research permits, carbon-offsetting and contributions to community conservation projects.  Our main accommodation will be our preferred base at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g1310445-d2715968-Reviews-Baobab_Holiday_Resort-Bijilo_West_Coast_Division.html
You would need spending money to cover dinner and drinks whilst in The Gambia at around £15 to £20 a day. 
Project Wild Gambia in the past have organised flights with TAP for around £350 return. 
Hope this helps 

Sarah