You plan your dream gap year.
We give back to the planet.

My Travel Plans Patchwork

Planning an adventure? Whether it’s a six month world trip or a six week project closer to home, your friends and family will want to help you get there. With Patchwork you can show people the things they can help you fund – like tours, accommodation and vaccinations. And also the things they can do – like lending you a rucksack or helping you brush up on your Spanish.

My Travel Plans Patchwork
    Customise a travel template to share with friends.
    Collect cash gifts in any currency direct to your bank account via Stripe.
    Keep track of contributions, view messages and send thanks.
    Your fee supports environmental charities - choose which cause you want us to donate to today.

Create your adventure page

Editing a patch within a gap year patchwork

Set up your page

Browse our many unique gap year and solo travel destinations and choose a readymade template to customise. Or create your own adventure wish list from scratch. With Patchwork you can invite friends and family to fund items, pay for much wanted experiences or contribute time and skills. A patchwork of images shows them the things you’d like them to fund, make or do. For example, you could include the option for people to contribute £30 towards accommodation, £5 for a street food lunch, lend you a backpack or make you a playlist for those long bus rides!

Browse our travel templates

Collect money

Patchwork is not tied to any suppliers and we don't hold your funds. Instead money goes directly into your bank account via Stripe so you can spend it when, where and how you like.

Young woman using her latop whilst sitting on the street.
Saying thank you to your contributors.

Say thank you

It's super easy to keep track of contributions and messages from friends and family. So when you’re enjoying your various travel experiences, you can upload photos to your account to send along with a thank you message to the friends who helped make your adventure happen. You can also send printed thank you cards using our 30% discount with our friends at Moo.

We're giving 50% of our fees to fund the fight to save our planet.

You decide how to pay and choose which one of our three environmental charities you want us to donate to.

£50 today

(£25 of which goes to charity)


£6 per month

(£3 of which goes to charity)

Hear From Happy Travellers

Jake's Around-the-world Adventure

Jake's Around-the-world Adventure
"l wanted to involve my friends and family in the adventure I was about to go on and Patchwork was the perfect way to do it. I asked friends to lend me travelling essentials and make me playlists, and my family gave me money towards my savings."

Holly's Trip to Thailand

Holly's Trip to Thailand
"It was a fun way to show all my family and friends the kind of things I wanted to do with my time away, and got them really involved. It's a straightforward and easy to use way to fund your travels."

Alice's Journey Through Asia

Alice's Journey Through Asia
"Patchwork meant my family could choose to give me an activity during my travels, maybe 'a day in Tokyo' or a much needed 'meal in a restaurant' or even a 'cocktail on the beach' — it allowed them to give a real gift whilst also helping me fund my trip!"