Upcoming opportunities

We’re planning lots of exciting UK-German opportunities for young people, teachers and schools. See below for more information about what’s happening now, as well as upcoming events and opportunities to get involved!

Teachers and youth workers can sign up to our newsletter to be kept up-to-date with our activities.

Young people can register their interest to be the first to hear about applications opening and new opportunities.

  • For schools, youth groups & language assistants
  • Funding for partnership activities

    What is it about?

    Primary and secondary schools (including SEN schools), FE colleges and youth groups can apply funding for UK-German activities, including planning visits, taster trips and joint activities, including virtual projects.

    For more information, an overview of all of the grants available and upcoming dates for Q&A webinars, visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/funding

  • School Partnership Bursaries

    School partnership bursaries of £1,000 are available to help schools maintain existing links with Germany. Apply now for support for partnership activities taking place in 2022.

    Deadline: 31 January 2022

    For more information and to apply, please see: www.ukgermanconnection.org/school-partnership-bursaries


  • Café Connect for school and youth partnerships

    Adapted from our classic ‘Café Connect‘, for individual young people, we are now offering this virtual exchange café to partner schools and youth groups as a chance to keep in touch, meet up online in a friendly atmosphere and take part in fun, interactive activities, and group discussions on current topics.

    For more information and to register, visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/cafe-connect-partnerships

  • 75-years of UK-SH friendship: Capture Your Connection!

    Do you have a connection with Schleswig-Holstein? Join in the celebrations and get involved with our ‘Capture Your Connection’ challenge by sharing a creative representation of your partnership. There will be small ‘UK-SH-75’ goodies for all submissions and the most creative entries will receive special prizes!

    Capture Your Connection!

  • For young people
  • Café Connect

    What is it about?

    Taking place twice a month, these online meet-ups are a unique opportunity to exchange with other young people from the UK and Germany in a friendly atmosphere. Young people can join as many sessions as they like and can get involved even if they don’t speak any German.

    When does it take place?

    Meet-ups take place twice a month (on Tuesday and Thursday) during school term time.

    What age-group is it for?

    Café Connect is open to young people aged 12-14.

    For more information and to register, visit: www.ukgermanconnection.org/cafe-connect

  • Going Green interactive map

    What is it about?

    To tie in with our youth events around the theme of sustainability and stimulate conversations on this topic, young people are sharing green initiatives from around the UK and Germany. Young people are invited to drop a pin on our interactive map and post a picture from their community.

  • Virtual Summer Courses

    What is it about?

    Although our face-to-face summer programmes (German Pupil Courses and German Scholarships Programme) won’t be taking place this year, these virtual courses give pupils aged 15-17 an opportunity to practise and improve their German skills and immerse themselves in the language with like-minded peers from many different European countries.

    The programme consists of a one-week online course guided by specialist German teachers as well as preparatory and post-course webinars.

    Applications will open at the end of January.  Application deadline: 1 March 2022

    Register your interest to get notified once the applications are open.