Travel Subsidy

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 they 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 online 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 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 to assist with their travel costs.

To discuss the Travel Subsidy and whether it is appropriate for your school/college, please email the LFA Project office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7222 4761.

Download the Travel Subsidy Application Form for schools