Small grants available for teachers

Monday 19th June is the deadline for applications for funding under the Five Nations Development Projects scheme 2017 - intended for use by teachers who wish to create a small project that supports their work to develop citizenship education or education for active citizenship in their school.

Grants may be used to develop an active citizenship curriculum and/or support teachers develop their expertise in citizenship education.

This year there is am emphasis on projects that:

  • develop understanding of democratic talk and deliberative skills through the discussion of topical and controversial issues; and /or
  • involve cross-border collaboration between schools in different jurisdictions (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales).

Examples of projects that may be funded include those that:

  • enable teachers to work with pupils to participate in genuine citizenship action projects within or beyond the school
  • support citizenship curriculum development and innovation in primary or secondary schools
  • develop curriculum or teaching activities that tackle controversial citizenship issues and develop skills of critical thinking, discussion and deliberative debate
  • enable teachers to undertake a personal reflection and action planning activity to identify a gap in their professional knowledge of citizenship education. 

To find out more about grant requirements and how to apply, visit the Five Nations Network website.