Funding to enable learners and staff to take part in educational international exchanges.
Taith provides funding to enable learners and staff in Wales to take part in educational international exchanges. It also brings learners and educators from around the world to Wales.
The multi-year programme, with Welsh Government funding of £65 million, launched in 2022 and offers life-changing opportunities to travel and learn for learners and staff in every part of Wales, and in every type of education:
- Adult Education
- Further Education and Vocational Education and Training
- Higher Education
- Youth work
School-funded projects and eligibility
Taith provides opportunities for funding through 2 different application windows called ‘Pathways’, which open for applications at two different points in the year.
Pathway 1 projects support learner and staff mobilities. Taith ‘mobilities’ are any activities where an individual is taking part in an international learning experience. Most Taith-funded mobilities are physical (for example a visit to a school in France) but the programme also supports virtual mobility.
Pathway 2 projects focus on partnerships and collaboration. These projects create Welsh-led international partnerships that produce tangible outcomes (for example a report or a conference) to address a specific issue.
In the 2022 Pathway 1 call, Taith provided the Schools sector with 15 grants, totalling over £2.1 million. This is expected to support 1,860 inward and outward mobilities for learners and staff right across Wales.
Interested participants should speak with their school in the first instance.
Application and support
Before applying, it is recommended schools review the core programme guide to make sure they meet the eligibility criteria.
To apply for funding, schools must use the relevant Pathway application form and grant calculation tool accessed via the Taith website. The application form asks for responses on a range of questions including a project overview, details about planned activities, project and financial management, and alignment to the Taith programme objectives.
The Taith team are committed to supporting schools with any questions they might have and can be contacted via email at email@example.com. To better support applicants, Taith holds sector-specific support events that will take you through the application process. The events are held during the first few weeks of a funding call opening. You can view previous events on the Taith website.