The Holocaust Educational Trust aims to make the Lessons from Auschwitz Project as financially accessible as possible, in the hope that no student should be denied the opportunity to participate because he or she cannot afford it. The cost of participation on the course is heavily subsidised by the Trust. This includes return flights to Poland from a regional airport, two seminar sessions led by our trained educators and all printed and online materials and resources.
However, we recognise that some participants may incur additional expenses. Most commonly, these expenses include travel to and from seminars and airports and, in certain instances, overnight accommodation near airports.
Limited funding is available from the Trust to help offset these costs to those schools which demonstrate a need for additional financial assistance.
All travel subsidy payments are contingent on both participants attending all Lessons from Auschwitz Project sessions including the Orientation Seminar, visit to Poland and Follow-Up Seminar. Failure of either participant to attend all of these sessions will result in the forfeit of the school's entire travel subsidy. Absence for valid medical reasons, when documented by a doctor's note, may be considered acceptable.
The Travel Subsidy Application Forms must be completed by the coordinating teacher, and not by individual participants. The Travel Subsidy Application Form asks you to estimate in advance the anticipated extra costs you are likely to incur. Whilst it may not be possible to obtain precise totals in advance of expenditure, it is important that you carefully research the projected costs so your estimate is as accurate as is possible. Failure to do so may result in the Travel Subsidy Application being declined.
Scottish schools and colleges in Colonsay, Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles, Islay, Jura, Caithness and North West Sutherland are also encouraged to apply for the Air Discount Scheme for the Highlands and Islands at www.airdiscountscheme.com to assist with their travel costs.
To download the Travel Subsidy Application Form for schools in England and Wales, please click here.
To download the Travel Subsidy Application Form for schools in Scotland, please click here.
To download the Travel Subsidy Application Form for schools in Northern Ireland, please click here.