Creative joint projects for schools and colleges
The Challenge Fund provides support for joint thematic activities between UK and German partners and is designed to encourage young people to:
- pick a subject or theme of their choice and explore it in an international context
- take a fresh look at cross- or extra-curricular project work, with or without a language element
- take an active role in a practical, 'hands-on' team venture
- work together towards a concrete outcome, product or event of their choice
Examples of project themes and activities:
- Sport and Healthy Living: consider mutual values in sport, sport and society, culture and lifestyle, create a mini-Olympics or design workshops and joint brochures on healthy living and lifestyles
- Energy and the environment: investigate Global warming, design your own environmental initiative, consider national and European approaches to similar world problems
- Business and enterprise: explore international business, or skills for the 21st Century
- Citizenship: design and create a service for your communities
- Music, dance and drama: create and perform a joint musical or joint performance
- Art and design: create, design and launch a joint thematic exhibition, design logos, or produce pieces of art
- Science and technology: research and explore areas of science and technology together, get creative with STEM projects
- History: step back in time and recreate an historical event or look at the role of history in the modern day
- Politics and public speaking: explore local, regional and national politics from a UK-German perspective, or the role of young people and politics
- Geography: investigate the geography of your regions, predict future regeneration plans, or design your perfect town or city!
The possibilities are (almost) endless!
Grants provided through the Challenge Fund go towards project resources, joint activities and reciprocal partner visits, as a contribution to the overall costs.
Before completing the application form it is essential that you read the programme guidelines (available to download from the right hand side of this page).
The next deadline for the Challenge Fund is 31 May 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications can be submitted electronically to email@example.com. However, paper copies of parts 7 and 8 of the application form, including original signatures from all participating groups, must be sent by post to:
34 Belgrave Square
If you have any questions about the programme or would like to discuss your ideas, please contact Frederike Müller.