Our programme activity is identified on a proactive basis, supporting strategic partners who can demonstrate their ability to deliver projects to scale and operate within our guiding principles.

Global Learning Partnerships (GLP)

GLP is a personal and career-long professional learning opportunity accredited by GTCS (General Teaching Council Scotland) in Global Education within Learning for Sustainability.

It is delivered by The Wood Foundation in partnership with Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda and Redearth Education Uganda. Participants are exposed to a number of training interventions, including a four week overseas cultural placement. These are designed to enhance their knowledge, understanding and delivery of global education within the classroom, school and wider learning community.

Applications for GLP 2019 are being accepted from September 2018 to January 2019.

If you are interested and wish to apply, please contact info@thewoodfoundation.org.uk or download an application form here.

Volunteering Overseas

Whilst we do not accept unsolicited applications for most of our programmes, there is an open application process for organisations and individuals hoping to volunteer overseas. The Wood Foundation offers funding for young people in the North East of Scotland looking to undertake life changing and development experiences overseas.

Before applying you should make sure you meet the following criteria:

Be local to the North/North East of Scotland

  • Be taking part in a project that builds capacity of the community the person/group is looking to visit, without displacement of local employment or business locally
  • Plan to share experience and learning on return
  • Be travelling with an approved sending organisation (VSO, Project Trust, Raleigh International, Lattitude, Restless Development (SPW), Universities or another charitable/non-profit making organisation

Applications forms for Volunteering Overseas funding and guidance notes are available to download above.