UK Schools that have partnerships with a German School can apply for funding of up to £5,000 to undertake work experience and / or enterprise related projects.
Themes for joint project work could include topics such as:
- International business
- Cross-cultural skills
- Entrepreneurship, etc.
The project or work experience activities must take place within the context of a UK-German school partnership where at least 10 pupils from both schools are participating in mutual visits. Grants provided can support costs such as travel and accommodation for reciprocal partner visits, project resources and joint activities and will be a contribution to the overall costs.
Previous partnerships supported include:
St. Columb’s College Derry, Northern Ireland, and IGS Langenhagen, Hannover for their “Fit for a global world” project. This project involved 24 UK and German students and aimed to raise awareness of the importance of languages for the global economy as well as allow students to gain experience in the world of work in a foreign country.
Applicants must contribute at least 25% of the overall eligible activity costs through participants’ contributions and other sources of funding.
The closing date for applications is the 31st May 2017.