The grants are designed to create international relationships that can broker and support partnerships focused on global education.
These local authority grants are designed to create international relationships that can broker and support partnerships focused on global education.
Global School Partnerships is funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development and managed by the British Council, Cambridge Education Foundation, UK One World Linking Association and VSO.
The core aims of the local authority grant are to:
- identify and partner 10 schools that can begin the partnership journey
- introduce the benefits of sustainable, equitable learning partnerships between schools
- deliver 2 professional development workshops to help introduce these concepts to both UK and southern clusters (Global School Partnerships will deliver the workshops)
- create stable international relationships that can both support existing and broker new partnerships
The grants are available to local authorities (and their equivalents in southern countries) that represent a group of schools. The programme provides funding and partners 10 UK schools with 10 Southern schools. The grant is designed to develop a relationship between a UK local authority representative and a district education office or ministry of education representative in an eligible southern country.
Local authorities wishing to apply for this grant will need to discuss their partnership with their regional co-ordinator as there are limits on the numbers of grants available per country. If agreed, your regional coordinator will email you the application form and guidance.
- Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
- Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka