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Taith Programme Guide 2024

Version 1.0, January 2024

4. Eligibility – who can apply/participate in the programme

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Each sector has individual eligibility criteria for applying organisations, receiving organisations and sending organisations. The criteria for applying organisations is detailed below, please see the relevant Pathway 1 or Pathway 2 Guide for information on eligible receiving/sending organisations. 

All potential applying organisations are advised to check they are eligible to apply prior to submitting an application and to contact the Taith team if they have any questions.  

  • Any school funded or maintained by a local authority and registered in, and operating from, Wales, providing general or vocational education to children and young people aged 4 – 19 years and inspected by ESTYN;  
  • Any of the 22 Welsh local authorities 
  • Any of the 4 Regional Education Consortia 
  • A consortium which comprises a single lead organisation applying on behalf of two or more organisations in the field of school education. The consortium must include at least one named school, funded and maintained by a local authority and registered in, and operating from, Wales, and may also include local or regional authorities, school coordinating bodies or a social enterprise or other organisations with a role in the field of school education. All members of the consortium must be regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales, and any schools in the consortium must be funded or maintained by a local authority and registered in, and operating from, Wales. Consortium partners must be agreed and named at the point of application and it is not permitted for the lead organisation to charge a fee to consortium partners for inclusion in the bid.  

Applying organisations must have demonstrable, recent experience of delivering activity within the sector to which they are applying.

Organisations and groups regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales working in the field of youth including: 

  • Public bodies at local, regional or national level; 
  • Non-governmental organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations, including but not limited to registered charities and charitable incorporated associations, community interest companies, companies limited by guarantee; 
  • A consortium of organisations/providers which comprises a single lead organisation applying on behalf of two or more organisations working in the field of youth. All members of such a consortium must be regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales. Consortium partners must be agreed and named at the point of application and it is not permitted for the lead organisation to charge a fee to consortium partners for inclusion in the bid.

Organisations working in the field of youth, which are not regulated or registered in Wales but operate on a UK wide basis, with demonstrable, recent, experience of delivering activity in Wales, may also be eligible to apply provided they meet the following criteria: 

Satisfactory evidence is submitted to demonstrate:   

  • how the proposed programme activity will benefit Wales and 
  • that the intended participants are either (i) for outward mobility, participants who are undertaking learning activity in Wales, or (ii) for inward mobility, the participants will be undertaking learning activity in Wales.  

Applying organisations must have demonstrable, recent, experience of delivering activity within the sector to which they are applying.

Any organisation regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales providing formal and non-formal Adult Education, including:  

  • Local and regional public authorities, coordination bodies and other organisations registered and operating from Wales with a role in the field of Adult Education.  
  • Non-governmental organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations, including but not limited to registered charities and charitable incorporated associations, community interest companies, companies limited by guarantee; 
  • Consortium of organisations/providers, which comprises a single lead organisation applying on behalf of two or more adult education providers, in the field of Adult Education. All members of the consortium must be regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales. Consortium partners must be agreed and named at the point of application and it is not permitted for the lead organisation to charge a fee to consortium partners for inclusion in the bid. 

Organisations working in the field of Adult Education, which are not regulated or registered in Wales but operate on a UK wide basis, with demonstrable, recent, experience of delivering activity in Wales, may also be eligible to apply provided they meet the following criteria: 

Satisfactory evidence is submitted to demonstrate:   

  • how the proposed programme activity will benefit Wales and 
  • that the intended participants are either (i) for outward mobility, participants who are undertaking learning activity in Wales, or (ii) for inward mobility, the participants will be undertaking learning activity in Wales.  

Applying organisations must have demonstrable, recent, experience of delivering activity within the sector to which they are applying.

FE 

  • Any public or private organisation regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales active in the field of further education, and which offers a range of courses at different levels within the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales, leading to accredited qualifications; 
  • National, regional or local co-ordinating bodies operating within Wales and overseeing the provision of further education;  
  • Consortium of organisations/providers, which comprises a single lead organisation applying on behalf of two or more further education providers, in the field of further education. All members of the consortium must be regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales. Consortium partners must be agreed and named at the point of application and it is not permitted for the lead organisation to charge a fee to consortium partners for inclusion in the bid.  

Applying organisations must have demonstrable, recent, experience of delivering activity within the sector to which they are applying and be recognised as an education/learning provider within that sector. 

VET 

Any public or private organisation regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales, active in the field of vocational education & training, which offer a range of courses, leading to accredited qualifications, including: 

  • National co-ordinating bodies operating within Wales and overseeing the provision of education or training in the field of vocational education and training; 
  • Companies and other public or private organisations hosting, training or otherwise working with learners and apprentices in vocational education and training;  
  • Consortium of organisations, which comprises a single lead organisation applying on behalf of  two or more vocational education and training providers, in the field of vocational education & training. All members of the consortium must be regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales. Consortium partners must be agreed and named at the point of application and it is not permitted for the lead organisation to charge a fee to consortium partners for inclusion in the bid. 

Applying organisations must have demonstrable, recent, experience of delivering activity within the sector to which they are applying. 

  • Any Welsh higher education institution (HEI), regulated or funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW); 
  • A higher education provider, whose courses have been specifically designated for the purposes of being eligible for student support, and operates in Wales