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Taith Core Programme Guide 2023

Version 1.0, 5th October 2023
Adult Education
Adult education is the provision of formal, non-formal and informal learning for adults, to enable them to develop knowledge, skills and competencies, to retrain, or to refresh/update their knowledge in a particular field.
Application deadline
The final date and time by which all application forms and calculation tools must be submitted to the Taith team for assessment.
Applying organisation
The organisation in Wales submitting an application for funding to Taith. An applying organisation may apply either individually or on behalf of a consortium, which includes other organisations involved in the project.
Two or more Welsh organisations working collaboratively to develop and deliver a project or an activity within a project.
Disadvantaged participant
Learner, student or young person participant(s) who are classified as disadvantaged by meeting one or more of the Taith criteria and will be eligible for additional financial support. See Annex 2 of the Programme Guide for more details.
Eligible activity
An activity that meets the criteria set out in the Taith Programme Guide.
Eligible costs
The amount of grant related to the delivery of project activities.
Eligible organisation
An organisation that is able to apply for Taith funding.
Final report
A compulsory report that all beneficiaries need to submit to Taith at the end of the project.
Formal learning
Any learning that takes place during an organised or structured learning programme.
Funding call
The period of time during which applications for funding can be submitted.
Further Education
Further education is general education provided to students or learners over the age of 16 who are no longer of compulsory school age. Further education includes provision which is not compulsory secondary education nor forms part of higher education and can include vocational provision.
The funding awarded by Taith to a successful applying organisation.
Grant Agreement
The written agreement between Taith and the beneficiary detailing the terms and conditions of the funding award in line with the application form which will have been assessed to be fundable and approved for funding by the relevant committee.
Grant rates
Fixed rates that are available for different eligible costs.
Higher Education
Higher education is tertiary education which does not amount to further education (but can be delivered by further education providers). It generally leads to a specified qualification at level 4-8.
Informal learning
Learning that takes place outside of organised or structured learning programmes and no learning support is present. Sometimes referred to as experiential or incidental learning.
Interim report
A compulsory report that all beneficiaries need to submit to Taith at a specified point during the project’s lifetime.
In the context of Taith, any country outside the United Kingdom.
International Learning Exchange Programme Ltd (ILEP)
ILEP delivers Taith as the programme executive and is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Cardiff University.
Inward mobility
Participants from eligible sending organisations who come to Wales to participate in a Taith-funded activity or programme.
In calculating the amount of Taith grants, a month is equal to 28 days.
Non-formal learning
Learning that takes place outside of any organised or structured learning programme, but some learning support is present.
Outward mobility
Participants from eligible organisations in Wales participating in Taith supported activities at receiving organisations outside the UK (or in exceptional circumstances only, outside of Wales at receiving organisations in the rest of the UK).
An individual undertaking a physical/virtual or blended international mobility in a Taith funded project.
Partner organisation
A generic term for any organisation formally involved in a Taith funded project, where there is a project relationship or interaction. Can include those organisations identified as applying organisation, coordinator, receiving organisation or sending organisation, as well as others involved in the delivery of the project.
A formal agreement between two or more organisations to participate in a Taith funded project and engage in joint activities and learning experiences.
An advanced payment intended to provide the beneficiary with funding to be able to start project activities.
Agreed activities organised and designed to meet clear objectives and outcomes.
Project budget
The total sum of money allocated to agreed activities within a Taith funded project.
Receiving organisation
When individuals or groups participate in a physical mobility through Taith, they will be hosted by a receiving organisation. This organisation can also often be referred to as host or international partner organisation. Eligible receiving organisations are defined in the sector specific Pathway Programme Guides.
For the purposes of Taith, a school is defined as a Local Authority maintained school providing general or vocational education to children and young people aged 4-19.
Sending organisation
Organisations registered and operating outside the UK who send participants to be hosted in Wales during a physical mobility. Eligible sending organisations are defined in the sector specific Pathway Programme Guides
A person employed by, or working for an applying organisation, whether on a professional or voluntary basis.
Funding available to cover living expenses, which can include accommodation, food and local transportation, whilst on a physical mobility.
Vocational Education and Training
The Vocational Education and Training sector provides a wide range of courses/skills that help students or learners to develop knowledge, skills and/or competencies which are directly relevant to specific occupations or employment. It can encompass both vocational qualifications and work-based training.
Youth work and youth support provision enables young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, and to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society – helping them to reach their full potential.