|The Socrates programme supports educational visits - www.socrates-uk.net - and includes programmes to support groups of all ages to include visits to other countries in their plans. Further funding opportunities may be available, and these can be checked out by contacting Dominique Robertson in Fife Council on 01592 413291.|
Visiting party in Trondheim - September 2001
L to R Back Isla Ulvestad, Glenda Franklin, Peter Franklin, Christina Coates, George Haig, Maureen Londra, Deborah Brown, Bert Saddler, Anne Slavin, Mike Payne, Norma Forsyth, Bodil Dugstad, Alan Stewart, Ishbel Ritchie, Gifford Lind, Belle Hammond. Front Alex Black, Bill Hammond, Eleanor Hunter, Gunnhild Andersen. Not in picture - Jan Bagnall.
Funds for youth visits to Trondheim can be obtained through Connect Youth, a department of the British Council which promotes non-formal exchanges of young people between the United Kingdom and other countries.
They run programmes that give young people an international experience ranging from group exchanges to individual voluntary service. They also provide funding to help all those working in the youth field to develop skills and establish contacts necessary to do their work better. Activities are supported by funds from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Department for Education and Skills, and the European Commission.
http://www.britcoun.org/education/connectyouth/. Connect Youth provided part of the funding for the Dunfermline party that visited Trondheim last September.
Anyone wishing further information, or assistance in applying for youth funding should contact Calum Farquhar in Fife Council on 01592 416169.