During the initial development of the Taith programme, it was recognised that not all organisations working with young people, learners and staff have the same experience and capacity to engage with the opportunities offered by international exchanges. The pilot year of the Sector Organising Body in 2022-2023 funded a small number of organisations that worked to build capacity within their sector, to promote Taith and to facilitate the successful establishment and delivery of projects. This helped to identify what kind of future support and engagement requirements organisations across the relevant sectors had. With this experience, feedback from stakeholders across the sectors, and data from the applications (successful and unsuccessful) to date, Taith is launching Taith Champions –a second funding call for applications for organisations to support the Programme’s delivery in the School, Youth and Adult Education sectors.
Taith is inviting applications from eligible organisations with Wales-wide reach/networks and demonstrable experience in engaging with and supporting the relevant sector, to help the Taith Programme Executive to achieve the programme’s core principles of inclusivity and accessibility. Funding is available for organisations in the following sectors:
This 12-month Taith Champions funding call will focus on two main areas: ‘Outreach’ to identify organisations working with the most disadvantaged and hard to reach, those from underrepresented groups and those with disabilities and/or Additional Learning Needs, and ‘Support’ for organisations with little or no experience of international exchange.
The key principles that underpin the new Taith Champions model are:
Taith Champions will receive £60,000 to fund activities for 12 months. Projects will start on 01 September 2023 and end on 31 August 2024, with a possible extension of an additional 6 months.
Some of the activities that can be funded under the Taith Champions model include:
You can find further information in the Funding Call Guidance below.
Opening of Taith Champions funding call: 26 May 2023
Deadline for submission of applications: Tuesday 30th May, 12pm
Assessment process: June-July 2023
Notification of outcomes: July 2023
Project start date: 1 September 2023
Project end date: 31 August 2024
The below guidance and application contain all the information you need to guide you through the application process.
An application form is to be completed and submitted to email@example.com by 12pm on Tuesday 30 May 2023.
Applicants will be asked to complete eligibility checks once the application is submitted.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in July 2023. Taith Champions activities are expected to begin 01 September 2023.
If you have any specific queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org