Travel grants of up to £15,000 are now available for secondary school and further education colleges in England to take your pupils on international school visits, through a new Department for Education programme in partnership with the British Council.
The visit can be used to enhance any curriculum subject teaching: it does not have to be a language exchange, although these are welcomed.
The grants are aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Priority will be given to applications that show the school, college, or the group of students involved in the visit have significant levels of disadvantage (e.g., Pupil Premium, Opportunity Area, Index of Multiple Deprivation, Additional Needs etc).
Visits can be to any country (Europe, or wider World) for a minimum of four nights.
The grant can be used to cover the following costs:
- travel for pupils and accompanying teachers (*)
- accommodation and subsistence for pupils and accompanying teachers (*)
- local transport
- administration costs
The closing date for applications is the 14th February 2020 and visits must be completed by 31st May 2020.