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					                                   Eco-Schools Englan
Name                       Topic                Website

                                                http://www.britishcouncil.org/learni
British Council -
                           Global Citezenship   ng-connecting-classrooms-
Connecting Classrooms
                                                what.htm


British Council - Global                        http://www.britishcouncil.org/global
                          Global Citezenship
Curriculum Project Grants                       schools-grants-cp.htm



                                                http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-
Daiwa Foundation           Global Citezenship
                                                awards-prizes/overview


                                                http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Working-
DFID - Global Schools                           with-DFID/Funding-
                           Global Citezenship
Partnership Programme                           Schemes/Funding-for-educational-
                                                institutions/GSP/




Funding for European                            http://www.britishcouncil.org/come
                           Global Citezenship
Projects in Schools (UK)                        nius-about-us.htm




                                                http://www.dajf.org.uk/grants-
Funding for Links with
                           Global Citezenship   awards-prizes/daiwa-foundation-
Japan (UK)
                                                small-grants
Name                       Topic                Website




Funding for Vocational                          http://www.leonardo.org.uk/page.a
Training and Educational   Global Citezenship   sp?section=000100010019&sectio
Projects (UK)                                   nTitle=Leonardo+Opportunities




Funding to Develop
International Development                       http://www.britishcouncil.org/come
                          Global Citezenship
Awareness within Schools                        nius-regio-partnerships.htm
(UK)



                                                http://www.camb-
Global School
                                                ed.com/home/Aboutus/Notforprofit
Partnerships Starter       Global Citezenship
                                                Foundation/DGSPStarterGrant/tabi
Grants (UK)
                                                d/1354/Default.aspx



Grants to Promote the                           http://www.hellenicsociety.org.uk/fr
                           Global Citezenship
Teaching of Greek (UK)                          ame.htm




                                                http://www.japansociety.org.uk/sch
Japan Society Awards (UK) Global Citezenship
                                                ools/
Name                        Topic                Website




The Nippon Foundation
                            Global Citezenship   http://www.gbsf.org.uk/
(UK)




UK – German Challenge                            http://www.ukgermanconnection.or
                            Global Citezenship
Fund (UK)                                        g/schools-challenge-fund




Society for the Promotion
                            Global Citezenship   http://www.romansociety.org/
of Roman Studies (UK)
Name                     Topic                Website




Britain Sasakawa
Foundation Grants        Global Citezenship   http://www.gbsf.org.uk/
Programme (UK)




                                              http://www.britishcouncil.org/come
Comenius In-Service
                         Global Citezenship   nius-in-
Training Grants (UK)
                                              service_training_funding.htm




Funding for Schools to
                                              http://www.britishcouncil.org/come
Develop European         Global Citezenship
                                              nius-preparatory-visits.htm
Partnerships (UK)
Name                       Topic                Website




British and Foreign School
                           Global Citezenship   http://www.bfss.org.uk/grants/
Society Grant (UK)




Funding to Celebrate UK –                       http://www.ukgermanconnection.or
German School             Global Citezenship    g/schools-celebratory-
Partnerships (UK)                               fund?item=5856&itemoffset=2




Funding to Promote Global
                                                http://www.cafod.org.uk/uk/uk-
Justice (England and      Global Citezenship
                                                funding
Wales)




European Training Grant                         http://www.britishcouncil.org/come
                           Global Citezenship
(UK)                                            nius.htm
Name                       Topic                Website




                                                http://www.britishcouncil.org/learni
Fulbright Teachers
                        Global Citezenship      ng-fulbright-what-is-fulbright-uk-us-
Exchange Programme (UK)
                                                teacher-exchange.htm




Funding for Youth Trips to                      http://www.ukgermanconnection.or
                           Global Citezenship
Germany (UK)                                    g/?location_id=2215




                                                http://www.ukgermanconnection.or
Youth Challenge Fund (UK) Global Citezenship
                                                g/youth-challenge-fund




                                                http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.o
Connecting Classrooms –                         rg/programmes-and-funding/linking-
                           Global Citezenship
Partnership Grants (UK)                         programmes-worldwide/connecting-
                                                classrooms/partnerships
Name                        Topic                Website



The British & Foreign
Schools Society (UK &       Global Citezenship   http://www.bfss.org.uk/grants/
Worldwide)




Schools Partnership                              http://www.britishcouncil.org/come
                            Global Citezenship
Programme (UK)                                   nius-school-partnerships.htm




Funding for Work                                 http://www.leonardo.org.uk/page.a
Placements in Other         Global Citezenship   sp?section=0001000100500001&s
European Countries (UK)                          ectionTitle=Mobility




Leonardo da Vinci –                              http://www.leonardo.org.uk/page.a
Preparatory Visits Grants   Global Citezenship   sp?section=0001000100070010&s
(UK)                                             ectionTitle=UK+Contact+Seminar
hools England Funding List
    Details
    The British Council has announced that it now seeks applications from clusters of schools for its Connecting
    Classroom initiative. Connecting Classrooms is a global programme that creates partnerships between clusters of
    schools in the UK and around the world. These partnerships bring an international dimension to young people's
    learning, to improve their knowledge and understanding of other cultures and prepare them for life and work as
    global citizens. There is no joining fee and and participating schools and coordinating bodies can receive core grants
    to support activities that sustain their links. There are application deadlines throughout the year. Please activities with
    Global Curriculum Project grants enable well established partnerships to further develop joint curricular check the
    a global dimension theme. The funding helps cover travel costs of at least two teachers from each school to visit the
    partner school as well as project costs such as materials, training and supply cover. Equal numbers of staff must
    travel from each partner school. The grant must be split between the partner schools to enable one visit to each
    The Daiwa Foundation is a grant giving charity that promotes links between the UK and Japan. The Foundation
    awards grants to individuals and institutions in the UK and Japan in all areas of the visual and performing arts, the
    humanities, the social sciences, science and engineering, mathematics, business studies. The size of grants
    available range from £1000 to £15000 and can cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots
    exchanges, research travel, the organisation of conferences, exhibitions, collaborative projects between British and
    Japanese researchers in the field of science and other projects and events that fulfil objectives of the Foundation.
    Global School Partnerships is funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) and run
    by The British Council, Cambridge Education Foundation, UK One World Linking Association and Voluntary Service
    Overseas. It is designed to strengthen a school’s capacity to adopt a ‘whole school approach’ to global education, 
    through an active partnership with a school in a developing country. The GSP offers support and guidance to
    The European Commission has announced its latest call for proposals under its Comenius Programme. Comenius
    forms part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Partnerships and provides grants to schools to develop 
    knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and
    languages; and to help young people to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for
    future employment and for active European citizenship.
    Funding is available for:
    • exchanges of pupils and staff within the context of a project or partnership; 
    • participation in training activities for teachers and other educational staff; 
    • School Partnerships between schools from different European countries, with a view to developing joint learning 
    projects for pupils and their teachers;
    • partnerships between local and regional authorities with a role in school education; etc. 
    Within the UK the programme is administered by the British Council and further information on what funding is
    available and how to apply will be made available on their website.
    Examples of Comenius projects include:
    • Kingsmead Community School hosted a Polish Comenius Assistant.
    The Daiwa Foundation which support closer links between Britain and Japan is seeking applications under its small
    grants programme. Grants of £3,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the
    UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries. Daiwa Foundation Small Grants can
    cover all fields of activity, including educational and grassroots exchanges, research travel, the organisation of
    conferences, exhibitions, and other projects and events that fulfil this broad objective. New initiatives are especially
Details
Following the European Commission's announcement of the launch of the general call for proposals under its
Lifelong Learning Programme, Ecorys, the UK National Agency for the Leonardo sub-programme of the Lifelong
Learning programme has announced details of funding opportunities available for Vocational and Educational
Training projects.
Organisations such as local authorities, colleges, schools, trade unions, chambers of commerce, and private training
organisation, can apply for funding for the delivery and design of training initiatives for work.
The type of activities that can be funded include:
• European work placements; 
• UK organisations to work with a relatively small number of European partners on issues of mutual interest and to 
share expertise and experiences; and
• to develop new materials and support European networks in Vocational Education and Training. 
Projects funded through Leonardo include:
• City of Wolverhampton College for ‘Teachers First – Using emotional literacy to improve VET’;
• University of Nottingham for ‘Training requirements and nursing skills for mobility’; and
• Strathclyde Fire and Rescue for ‘Understanding competence development and management and personnel 
Through the Comenius Programme, schools and local education authorities have the opportunity to apply for grants
of up to €45,000 to develop partnerships with other EU local and regional education authorities. The partnerships will 
give educational authorities, schools and other actors in education, the opportunity to work together on topics of
mutual interest. These might concern for example the organisation of school education, cooperation between schools
and other local partners (e.g. providers of formal or non-formal learning), or common problems in school education
(e.g. new approaches in the organisation of schooling, disadvantaged pupils and early school leaving, teacher
qualifications and competence).
To be eligible for funding, each partnership will need to consist of 2 partner regions, each of which must involve a
local or regional authority with a role in school education; at least one school; and at least one other relevant local
Thousands more children in the UK and overseas could get involved in the government’s Global School Partnership 
Programme thanks to new starter grants that has been launched by the Government. The funding provides 1,000
£250 starter grants over the next three years for teachers to develop global education within the curriculum and
establish school partnerships with developing countries. They are funded by the Department for International
Development (DFID) and can be used towards lesson cover and travel costs for teachers to attend information
The Hellenic Society Schools training to build makes grants to schools to assist
workshops and also in-school Sub-Committee development education expertise. projects concerned with the teaching
of Greek or Greek civilization. Grants are also made to other bodies with programmes directed at, or of interest to,
school pupils. Typically, grants are made for books; teaching materials; classics days or conferences; Greek plays by
schools; and summer schools. Applications from schools planning to start courses in Greek are especially welcome.
Applications on behalf of individual pupils or teachers are not normally considered, but a grant may be made to an
institution for use as bursaries to individuals at the discretion of that institution. Most grants are in the range £100-
Educational establishments and community based organisations that wish to develop projects and events related to
Japan and Japanese culture are able to apply for funding through the Japan Society awards. The Japan Society
awards were initiated in December 2002 from the merger of the Japan Festival Fund and Japan Festival Education
Trust (JFET).
The awards support projects with an education or youth focus, which include an element of participation or which are
community or regionally based. Most awards are of £1,000 or less and should not, in principle, cover more than 50%
of the total budget.
Previous projects supported include:
• Parklands High School in Chorley which is a Modern Languages Specialist School received an award from the 
Japan Society to run a ten-week course to introduce Japanese language and culture as part of its Family Learning
Programme.
• Kirkham Grammar School, Preston, received an award to set up a weekly lunchtime club for pupils interested in 
Details
The Foundation's aim is to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the
education of the people of both nations in each other's culture, society and achievements. It seeks to promote mutual
understanding and cooperation through financial support for activities in the following fields:
• Arts & Culture
• Humanities and Social Issues
• Japanese Language
• Medicine & Health
• Science, Technology and Environment
• Sport
• Youth and Education

Whilst encouraging applications in each of the above fields, the Foundation particularly wishes to support
activities/projects in science & technology; medicine & health; environment & social issues; Japanese studies; and in
the Japanese language.
The Foundation's awards are intended to provide "pump-priming" and not core funding of projects, but even small
grants have enabled a wide range of projects to reach fruition, such as:
• Visits between the UK and Japan by academics, professionals, creative artists, teachers, young people, journalists 
and representatives of civic and non-governmental organisations;
• Research and collaborative studies, seminars, workshops, lectures and publications in academic and specialist 
fields;
• Teaching and development of Japanese language and cultural studies in schools, Further Education colleges and 
universities;
• Exhibitions, performances and creative productions by artists, musicians, film-makers, writers and theatre groups.
The Foundation’s awards average £1,500 to £2,000 and do not normally exceed £5,000-£6,000 for larger-scale 
projects. For example, the Foundation has supported
Primary, secondary schools and FE colleges as well as youth groups in the UK and Germany are able to apply for
funding support through the UK – German Challenge Fund. The aim of the fund is to develop curricular and extra-
curricular projects between UK and German schools and youth groups that encourage young people to pick a topic
or subject of their choice and explore it in an international context.
Grants provided through the UK-German Challenge Fund cover project costs, joint activities and reciprocal partner
visits. The total amount of grant provided will be judged on a case-by-case basis, depending on the size,
circumstances and numbers involved in the individual projects.
The Challenge Fund provides grants of normally 50% towards the overall costs; in exceptional circumstances, the
grant can cover up to a maximum of 75% of the total costs. Grants are available for both large and small projects and
the amount can be to anything up to, but will not exceed £5,000.
Examples of project themes and activities include:
• Sport and Healthy Living: consider mutual values in sport, sport and society, culture and lifestyle, create a mini-
Olympics or design workshops and joint brochures on healthy living and lifestyles
• Business and enterprise: set up a mini-company or marketing campaign, take part in work experience 
• Citizenship: design and create a service for your communities 
• Multimedia and ICT: create a webpage, film, blog or even write your own song 
The Society’s Schools Committee makes grants to schools to help promote the teaching of Latin and Roman studies. 
Most of the grants are awarded for the purchase of textbooks and other books on Roman topics, but the Committee
also makes awards to groups and schools organising lectures or study days on Roman themes, and has recently
made money available for archaeology fieldwork bursaries. Applications from schools planning to start courses in
Latin are particularly welcome. Grants usually range from £50 to £500. Schools that received funding in the past
include:
• Hardingstone Primary School, Northampton
• Highcliffe St Mark Primary School, Christchurch
• Hereford Cathedral School, Hereford
• High Storrs School, Sheffield     
• Holte School, Birmingham
Details
Schools in the UK that wish to develop links with Japan and Japanese schools are able to apply for funding through
the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The Britain Sasakawa Foundation, which aim is to develop good relations
between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other's
culture, society and achievements has announced that the next application deadline for its grants programme is the
31st August 2012.
The Foundation seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation through financial support for activities in
the fields of:
• Arts & Culture;
• Humanities & Social Issues;
• Japanese Language;
• Medicine & Health;
• Science,Technology & Environment;
• Sport; 
• Youth and Education. 
Whilst encouraging applications in each of the previous fields, the Foundation particularly wishes to support
activities/projects in science & technology; medicine & health; environment & social issues; Japanese studies; and in
the Japanese language.
Previous projects supported by the Foundation include:
• County Upper School, Bury St Edmunds, which received a grant of £5,000 to help fund a study tour to Japan by 
eight Yearof school education staff (teaching and non-teaching), including local authority education staff, who work in
Members 11 students;
school education within the UK can apply for a grant to undertake in-service training within other European countries.
The type of activities that can be funded include:
• Structured professional development courses for school education staff; 
• Foreign language teaching methodology course for school education staff; 
• Work placement / job-shadowing activity; 
• Participation in a European conference or seminar; and 
• Foreign language training courses. 
Comenius In-Service Training grants can cover travel costs, course or seminar fees as well as living costs. The next
closing date for applications is the 30th April 2012 for activity starting between 1st September 2012 and 30th April
2013.
Examples of funded projects are:
• Wilthorpe Junior School sent their Modern Foreign Language Coordinator to a Spanish school to look at the 
Spanish teaching methods.
• Durham Trinity School, a large special school catering for students with moderate to multiple learning difficulties, 
took part in a Comenius project. Comenius funded international activities within the school and visits by teachers,
support staff and governors to partner countries (including Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal and Romania).
Under the European Commission’s Comenius Programme, funding is available to all secondary and special schools, 
as well as sixth form and further education colleges to develop partnerships with a similar institution within Europe.
These partnerships have a language focus and must include a reciprocal exchange for pupils 12 years or older.
To help develop partnerships, schools can also apply for funding to attend seminars and preparatory visits to give UK
schools the opportunity to start building the personal relationships on which a successful Comenius partnership
depends.
Preparatory Visits are designed to pave the way for a Comenius partnership, so they must take place before the
partnership application is submitted. They can take place at any time in the year. You should apply to the British
Council at least 8 weeks before your intended visit. Preparatory Visits can last for up to five days.
A Comenius Preparatory Visit grant is based on a flat-rate allowance to cover travel and living costs while on a visit.
For applicants that attend a Contact Seminar, where the living costs are covered by a seminar fee, the grant will be
based on real costs only.
Details
The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) offers charitable aid to educational projects in the UK and around the
world by funding schools, other charities and educational bodies. The Society supports organisations that reach out
to children in remote or impoverished areas, improving inclusivity in education and providing much-needed facilities.
The Society normally makes grants for educational projects totalling about £600,000 in any one year. Although a few
grants are made to individuals, the majority (85% of grants) are made to schools, other charities and educational
bodies.
An example of a project supported by the British and Foreign Schools Society is the Bloomfield Learning Centre’s 
Read More. The Bloomfield Learning Centre assesses and teaches 6 to 16 year olds with dyslexia and other specific
Schools, FE Colleges and youth organisations that have an established partnership with a similar organisation in
Germany can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to help fund celebrations of their partnership. Grants provided through
the Celebratory Fund can be used towards activity-related costs, e.g. materials, resources, dissemination activities;
and travel, accommodation and subsistence costs related to the celebratory activity.
The Celebratory Fund provides grants of normally 50% towards the overall fundable costs. In exceptional
circumstances up to 75% can be provided. Applications from clusters of schools or youth groups or cross-sector
clusters are also welcome. Priority will be given to schools and groups who have not previously received funding
from UK-German Connection.
Activities funded can cover a wide range of themes. For example Science and technology; Business and enterprise;
Citizenship; Energy and the environment; Multimedia and ICT; etc. Many different kinds of activities may be
organised within a partnership, including:
• Correspondence by e-mail or snail mail 
• Exchange of materials (photos, pictures, videos, typical things from the region etc) 
• Online project work or website creation 
• Work experience or workplace-related activities 
• Debating workshops 
• Cultural events, exhibitions and productions 
• Community projects
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has announced that its Development Education Fund
“Large Grants” programme is now open for applications. 
Through the large grants programme groups and not for profit organisations in England and Wales can apply for
grants of over £3,000 for projects that promote global justice. In particular, CAFOD want to support projects that:
• increase awareness of poverty and injustice in the world and the structures which cause them;
• discern how our lifestyles contribute to injustice and how this can be changed so that we are free to live more justly; 
• encourage individuals in their social, political and economic choices to make an option for the poor; 
• foster partnership between people in countries of the North and the South, through which we can all recognise how 
much we have to give and to receive; and
• celebrate the Christian vision of human solidarity, development and the integrity of creation. 
The application deadline for the large grants programme is the 16th May 2012. CAFOD also runs a small grants
Language teachers as well as teachers; headteachers; to the small with the children of gypsies, travellers,
programme for grants of less than £3,000. Applications staff workinggrants programme can be made at any time.
occupational travellers and migrant workers are eligible to apply for a grant to job shadow a colleague in a foreign
partner school.
This can include training activities for staff interested in:
• teaching modern foreign languages; 
• the European dimension in school education; 
• intercultural education and citizenship; 
• pupils with special educational needs, children of gypsies, travellers, occupational travellers and migrant workers, 
or children at risk of exclusion.
For example, since 2010, Nightingale Academy in Enfield has sent staff to three countries: Slovenia, Italy and
Germany. Usually, two teachers attend each time, spending a week job shadowing, team teaching and then teaching
Details
The British Council has announced that Teachers within the UK that would like the opportunity to trade places with
an American teacher either for an autumn term or a whole academic year have the opportunity to apply to the
Fulbright Teachers Exchange Programme.
Exchanges involve elementary and secondary schools, including kindergarten and community colleges throughout
the United States. For UK applicants the programme covers all levels from primary to further education and to be
eligible for support, the applicant must be a qualified teacher or equivalent, with five years full-time teaching
experience in the UK. Two of these years must be in the institution from which the exchange will take place. The
costs of transport for the exchange are covered by the programme and participants will continue to be paid by their
employer while on the exchange.
Examples of teachers who took part in an exchange include:
• Neil McEwan, UK teacher, did an exchange with Hall High School, Connecticut;
• Mark Rodericks, UK teacher, did an exchange with Mapple Valley, Washington; and
• Karen Waterman, US teacher, came to Greythorn Primary School, Nottingham.  apply for grants of up to £750
UK primary and secondary school, FE Colleges and youth groups within the UK can
through the Instant Impact Project Fund to support taster trips and visits to Germany for young people.
• The scheme is aimed at schools and youth groups that have not previously visited the other country.
• There is a sustainability element to the link, at least 75% of the time during the visit is spent taking part in 
interactive and educational joint activity between young people from the UK and German partner institutions.
• The trip includes young people who would otherwise not have the chance to take part.
• The main beneficiaries are young people; and 
• The trip includes a strong new element or significant development of the young people's contact with the other 
country.
For example, the drama group from Tunbridge Wells performed the musical Feather Boy in their partner school in
Wiesbaden.
Youth Groups in the UK can apply for grants of up to £2,500 to work on specific themes with youth groups in
Germany. The funding which is being made available through the Youth Challenge Fund aims to give young people
the opportunity to enhance their international experience and intercultural awareness in a creative, practical and
enjoyable way; pick an area of activity and develop skills in an international context.
The type of themes supported can include (but are not limited to):
• Culture and society; 
• Music, dance and drama; 
• Global issues; 
• Environment; 
• multimedia and ICT; and 
• Sport and outdoor activities. 
The Youth Challenge Fund is open exclusively to youth groups (and their leaders) in the UK and Germany and is
aimed at children and young people up to the age of 25.
The British Council has announced that the Connecting Classrooms programme is open for applications. If a UK
school is already involved in a partnership between the UK and a country in Africa or South Asia then it could be to
apply for funding of up to £1,500 to work on joint curricular projects with their partner school.
To be eligible for funding partnerships must work towards three objectives. These are:
1. increasing global citizenship;
2. enriching education; and
3. developing an equitable and sustainable partnership.
Examples of 'template' projects are:
• From our window: the view from our window is a gentle way to explore similarities and differences between schools;
• A day in the life of: students produce and present a Powerpoint presentation, a scrapbook, cartoon or video 
montage of a typical day in the life of one or more students;
• Fiesta: choose two dates during the year to exchange festivals to help each other celebrate an unfamiliar festival. 
For example Pancake Day and Ramadan are both about fasting - and a special day on which you can have a feast;
or
• Shared learning in English literature: partner teachers agree on a resource to study together - a poem, a story book, 
Details
The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) which supports educational projects in the UK and around the world
by funding schools, other charities and educational bodies, has announced that the next closing date for applications
is the 26th September 2012.
The Society supports organisations that reach out to children in remote or impoverished areas, improving inclusivity
in education and providing much-needed facilities. The Society normally makes grants for educational projects
totaling about £400,000 in any one year. Although a few grants are made to individuals, the majority (85% of grants)
are made to schools, other charities and educational bodies.
Previous projects supported include a grant of £10,000 to the Bloomfield Learning Centre. The Centre assesses and
The British Council has announced that schools in the UK as well as sixth form and further education colleges
wishing to develop partnerships with schools in the EU can apply for funding of up to €25,000 through the Comenius 
School Partnerships programme. The aim of the programme is to enable pupils, students and staff from across
Europe to work together on joint projects.
Funding is available to support and develop Bilateral Partnerships or Multilateral Partnerships between schools
across Europe. Bilateral partnerships offer students aged over twelve years the opportunity to become actively
involved in a joint project with a European partner institution and include a reciprocal exchange for students.
Multilateral partnerships involve at least three schools or colleges from at least three European countries.
Partnerships can focus on themes broadly linked to the pupils' curriculum and interests, and on questions of school
Following the European Commission's announcement of the launch of the general call for proposals under its
Lifelong Learning Programme, Ecorys, the UK National Agency for the Leonardo sub-programme of the Lifelong
Learning programme has announced that UK organisations involved in vocational education and training (VET) such
as as local authorities, colleges, schools, trade unions, chambers of commerce, and private training organisation,
have the opportunity to apply for funding for Mobility projects.
Mobility Projects allow VET’s to provide staff, students, job seekers and apprentices with a unique opportunity to 
enhance their skills on a work placement in another European country. Projects must involve at least one other
partner from a different participating country and placements can last between 1 and 39 weeks. The level of funding
available depends on the number of people sent abroad as part of the project. The Leonardo funding will contribute
to project management costs; language and cultural preparation for participants; travel costs; and subsistence
(accommodation and living expenses).
Previous projects included:
• a two week placement project for carpenter apprentices in Germany to broaden their skills and knowledge of 
Vocational Education and Training providers as well as Schools and Colleges engaged in Vocational Education and
Training that wish to get involved in the European Union's Leonardo Da Vinci Programme can apply for funding
under the Preparatory Visits Grant element of the Programme. The Leonardo Da Vinci programme is part of the
European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme and aims to build a skilled workforce through European
partnerships. The Programme funds overseas work placements and the development of training materials with the
objective of improving the provision of Vocational Education and Training (VET) across Europe. The aim of
Preparatory Visits Grant s is to enable potential applicants and participants to meet European partners prior to
submitting a Leonardo Da Vinci project. The maximum grant available for a preparatory visit is €1,200. 
For example, Dave Stewart from Positive Steps Oldham attended a Contact Seminar in Birmingham on the subject

				
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