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Fund title: UK-German Connection

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for joint activities between schools and youth groups in the UK and Germany

Application deadline:

Refer to website

Fund description:

UK-German Connection is a bilateral government initiative for school and youth links. It is funded and governed by the UK and German governments, British Council and the Pädagogischer Austauschdienst.

Financial support is offered for joint UK-German activities in schools and youth groups which have a relevant thematic focus from across the curriculum and a clear thematic UK-German perspective. Projects should actively involve young people in meaningful thematic activity and dialogue and have a wider impact on the school/youth group and local community.

The funds available are:

Challenge Fund – for joint projects between UK and German partner schools, including mutual visits

Challenge Fund: World of Work – to support UK-German school partnerships undertaking work experience or enterprise-related project activities

Partnership Visit Fund – to support new or on-going partnerships between UK and German schools and provide financial support for teachers’ visits to a partner school.

Instant Impact – to support first-time visits by pupils and young people between UK-German school and youth partnerships

Flexible Funding Scheme – to bring young people of the UK and Germany together to facilitate an exchange of ideas, joint learning and open discussions on special topics and current issues.

Partnerships in Learning – to support UK-German school partnerships undertaking a variety of educational activities in both countries

Youth Challenge Fund – support for joint thematic activities between UK and German youth groups, including a visit to Germany

Celebratory Fund – to help schools celebrate their long-standing partnerships

Refer to the website for details of the amount of funding available and application processes.

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