The Pathway 2 funding opportunity is now open.
The deadline is the 30th November 2023.
Diverse Cymru are very pleased to be the Taith Champion organisation for the adult education sector in Wales. If you support adults to learn or develop in any way, this is for you. It does not imply a certification or qualification process or formal setting.
Diverse Cymru were lucky enough to be successful under the scheme to take a number of staff, volunteers and adult learners to Crete last summer, click here to see the short information video of the trip and its outcomes.
Taith is an international learning exchange programme established to create life-changing opportunities for people in Wales to learn, study and volunteer all over the world. It is for people in every part of Wales, and in every type of education setting.
The sectors eligible for funding are:
- Adult Education
- Further Education and Vocational Education and Training
- Higher Education
The programme is Welsh Government funded and provides funding for projects ranging in length from a number of days to up to a year.
There are two types of funding pathways:
Pathway 1 – Mobility of participants
This supports the physical, virtual and blended outward and inward mobility of individuals or groups of individuals, providing opportunities for flexible short and long-term mobilities to learn, work or volunteer abroad. This Pathway is open to applicants from organisations across all Taith sectors.
Pathway 2 – Partnership & strategic collaboration
This pathway supports the development of international collaborative projects led by educational and training organisations in Wales. This Pathway is open to organisations in the Schools, Youth, FE/VET and Adult Education sectors.
Taith provides funding development support at each step of the process through webinars, face to face events and one to one support. In addition to this they also support successful grant recipients on the day-to-day management of their projects.
Organisations should apply directly to Taith for funding on behalf of their participants and we encourage all eligible organisations to apply whether new to international exchanges or more experienced.
Taith is especially committed to reaching individuals and organisations who may face additional barriers to international learning exchange opportunities:
- Disabled people
- people with additional learning needs
- people from disadvantaged backgrounds
Please note that Adult Education means that if you support adults to learn or develop in any way, it does not imply a certification or qualification process. As Taith Champions we are here to ensure that disadvantaged individuals and communities across Wales have awareness and access to this opportunity. If you are from, or support such individuals or communities, we are here to support you with project development advise and application writing support, as well as providing advice and guidance on the logistical requirements of implementing and managing an international exchange.
Click here to see what we mean by an international exchange.
You can contact Taith directly if you have any questions about the Taith programme and applying for funding, or you can contact us here at Diverse Cymru firstname.lastname@example.org for support in writing your application, managing your successful project, overcoming any potential additional barriers to access, or to simply seek initial advice.
As part of the support offered, the Taith team are delivering a series of free webinars in order for you to decide which funding pathway would be best suited to you, to support your application development, and finally to help you deliver your project.
To find out when they are and to register, please click here
Visit the Taith website to see the full extent of the Programme, and to find out how it could make a real difference to you, or the people you support.
Full detail of the Programme and process can be seen in depth here: Taith Core Programme Guide
If you represent any disadvantaged community, please do not let this funding opportunity pass.