We have up to £35,000 of funding options open to clusters of schools, covering global learning, reciprocal visits and training.

What is a cluster?

A cluster is a group of schools who want to work together to support each other with global learning.   

If you’re not already in a cluster group, but want to find out more about cluster schools.

What type of grant funding is available?

Travel funding

Up to £1,500 per school.

This grant provides the cluster with reciprocal visits with partner schools in other countries, helping to strengthen existing international partnerships and build new connections around the world. 

This grant can be used to contribute to the cost of a teacher travelling to visit an international partner. Each UK-based partner school must send a teacher to visit their international partner school. The international partner teachers should also travel to the UK.

Supply cover

Up to £200 a day. 7 days maximum

Cluster co-ordinators can apply for supply cover to help support them during time away managing the application and training other schools in the cluster.

Training and support funding

Up to £250 per school for training network schools.

Up to £100 per school for training partner schools.

The cluster co-ordinator can apply for training and support funding to help other schools in the cluster embed global learning in their settings.  Cluster co-ordinators are eligible for grants of £250 per school for supporting less experienced schools, and up to £100 per school for training other teachers in the cluster.

Events funding

Up to £250 per event. 2 events maximum

You can receive funding for events that help enrich the global themes in the classroom. Each cluster of schools can apply for a maximum of two events.

Projects funding

Up to £500 per project. 2 events maximum

You can receive funding for projects in or outside the classroom that help enrich the global themes. Each cluster of schools can apply for a maximum of two projects.