There are certain requirements school partnerships must meet to be able to apply for Connecting Classrooms funding. The criteria has been made as flexible as possible to accommodate maximum partnerships and help bring global learning to classrooms.
All partnerships, whether one-to-one or a cluster, must include at least one UK school and one overseas school.
Schools wishing to partner with the Middle East and North Africa need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be matched with a school in that region due to specific operating conditions. Existing partnerships will also need approval prior to application.
Types of institutions
We accept grant applications from schools and comparable institutions providing full-time general, vocational, technical and special-needs education.
Which countries are eligible?
Grant funding is only available in the following countries:
- East Asia: Burma.
- Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Tunisia and Yemen.
- South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
- Sub Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- United Kingdom.
- India: there is an opportunity for one-to-one partnerships between schools in the UK and India to apply for a reciprocal visit grant before the 21 January 2019 deadline. Please note that there is limited funding available for this opportunity; applications will need to be of high quality if they are to be successful.