FUNDING AVAILABLE: UP TO £3000 PER RECIPROCAL VISIT
Each partner school within the cluster can apply for up to £1500 to support a visit to their overseas partner. That’s up to £3000 per reciprocal visit — to help one teacher from the UK visit their partner school overseas and one teacher from overseas visit their partner school in the UK.
The grant should be used for flights, transfers to and from the airport in both countries, accommodation, subsistence, visa costs, essential vaccinations and travel insurance.
We equally welcome applications where a visit to the UK or a visit from the UK will take place first.
In cluster groups, we often find schools are located in a similar area to one another, whether this be in the UK or overseas. If possible, it may be that you'd like to visit other schools within your cluster group during your visit. However, please remember, as each school is only eligible to receive funding for one visit, visits to any other schools within the cluster group must be carried out during that trip.
Visits can happen at any time during the partnership providing it’s term time where the visit is taking place. Schools within a cluster do not need to travel at the same time. So, for example, some of the UK schools in a cluster may choose to travel overseas at the start of the year, and the remainder towards the end. But it’s worth remembering that visits which take place sooner rather than later allow more time for collaborative working and to overcome any unexpected issues with visas etc.
During the visit, schools are expected to spend at least 3-4 days at their overseas partner school comparing global learning practice and share learning. They'll also need to spend at least one day planning, or starting to implement, the collaborative project that they have chosen to work on together.
Grants to fund one-way visits will be considered where conflict in a country prevents travel or visas become unavailable.