- Department for International Development
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Eligible organisations:
- Educational institutions
- Value of funding:
- Up to £100,000
Supports partnerships between UK schools and schools in developing countries to build teachers’ skills and pupils’ understanding of global issues.
Connecting Classrooms supports schools to link around the world on global curriculum projects through partnerships. The programme offers an interactive online platform for collaboration, grants for teachers to visit their partner schools and professional development for teachers and school leaders. Funding available: the programme offers grants to schools for visits from the UK to developing countries.
How to apply
Schools should establish a partnership before applying for funding – support for this is available here
Information on how to apply for funding is available here
Background information on the fund
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with schools needing to demonstrate a strong commitment to their partner schools, to embedding global learning in their curriculum and have a teacher committed to professional development in this area.
Connecting Classrooms is managed by the British Council, who have developed a dedicated online platform Schools Online to facilitate partnerships and guide schools through the programme.
To register your interest in the programme, you can go directly to the registration page
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana India Kenya Liberia Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone South Africa Sudan South Sudan Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Eligible organisations: Educational institutions
Value of funding: Up to £100,000