Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are not currently accepting applications to the Educational Visit Programme. We shall update these pages when the programme reopens.
The Educational Visit Programme provides additional funds to support experiential learning and opportunities for young people to learn outside of the traditional classroom environment. All trips must support the school or organisational curriculum and applications must demonstrate the learning outcomes.
If your organisation is on the Achievement Award Scheme and is not a Uniformed Group, you are eligible to apply for an Educational Visit grant.
We regret that this grant programme is not currently open to Uniformed groups.
Is my organisation eligible to apply for an Educational Visit grant?
Yes, so long as you:
- are running the Achievement Award Scheme
- are a school, college or a non-uniformed organisation (uniformed groups are not eligible to apply)
- are planning a visit with a clear educational benefit. You will need to demonstrate how the trip supports the curriculum and how the trip will enhance the young people’s learning
- are planning a trip within the United Kingdom
- apply for a maximum of £10 per head (the maximum grant is £300 for 30 young people)
- submit your application at least 14 days before the trip takes place (if your trip is to take place sooner than this, please contact us by telephone so that we can assist you with your application request)
What can the grant be used for?
The EDV grant can be used towards the cost of tickets, entrance fees, and transport costs only (all trips must be educational, recreational trips to theme parks will not be considered). The grant cannot be spent on refreshments.
What are suitable venues/sights to visit?
Examples of Educational Visits include:
Historical Castles, IKEA design museum, Theatre Trips/Plays (if part of the curriculum), Sea Life Centre, London Film Museum, Universities, House of Commons, City Farms or Zoos and UK residential. All trips must be educational, recreational trips to theme parks will not be considered.
When can I apply?
You can apply anytime, however applications should be received at least 14 days before you embark on the trip, so that we have enough time to assess your application and make a decision!
When will I receive the grant?
Organisations need to submit a short report within seven days of returning from the trip. Once we have received this, we will make the grant payment. Please note that we will only reimburse actual costs that you have incurred, up to £10 per young person attending the trip.
What are the reporting requirements?
A condition of the grant is to provide a short report within seven days of the trip taking place. We need this report before we can make a grant payment. The report should be made through our online reporting system.