Grant News

Funding for Schools to Work With International Partners and to Develop Global Learning Activities (UK)

The British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development is inviting state funded schools to apply to the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme to enable UK schools to work with partner schools overseas; focusing on global themes. The programme provides grants to clusters of schools.

Fee paying schools can opt to join a cluster group with state-funded schools and still benefit from many elements of the programme. However, any fee-paying schools that want to organise a visit overseas would need to self-fund their trip.

Clusters of Schools can apply for grants of up to £35,000 to support a wide range of global learning activities. Whist reciprocal visits are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus crisis grant funding is available to help schools collaborate virtually with your overseas partner school. Schools can still apply for funding for travel at a later date.

To apply for funding, a cluster must have a minimum of two UK schools and two schools from a participating country outside the UK.

The next closing date for applications is the 21st June 2021.


Useful Links:

Apply Online

Participating Countries

Partner Finding Tool



5th May 2021