GLP is funded by The Wood Foundation, you (the participant) and your school.
The average cost per person is £6,500. The Wood Foundation subsumes £5,000 of the total cost. We respectfully request a participant contribution of £1,500. This should consist of a contribution from:
- £1,000 contribution
- Community or school-based fundraising
- £500 contribution
- CLPL budget, PTC or school-based fundraising – or a combination of all three
Participants who are not school-based will be responsible for the full fundraising requirement.
The Wood Foundation makes every effort to ensure GLP is operating efficiently. The diagram below shows the average cost split:
Monies raised directly support the cost of your training sessions throughout the course of your participation on GLP as well as your overseas placement. You are not raising funds for any overseas organisation or person. GLP is a reciprocal learning opportunity; you are sharing your knowledge and skills to support the learning experience of educationalists in your host community overseas, in return they are sharing their knowledge and skills with you, to give you a deeper understanding and awareness of life in their country.
Raising funds towards the cost of your personal and professional development provides you with an excellent platform from which you can encourage pupils, colleagues, family and friends to learn more about the country you will be living in over the summer holidays. It can also provide you with an opportunity to brush up on your enterprise and communication skills as you find innovative and fun ways to raise funds and awareness.
Raising funds isn’t easy. Some of our return alumni struggled initially due to a variety of factors and others found it relatively straight forward, raising more than required, but on the whole, everyone succeeds in meeting their personal targets.
If your school is unable to support your fundraising efforts, please discuss options with the GLP team.