CICD is an independent college, and we fund our operations mainly by running a second hand clothes and shoes collection. We don’t receive government support or grants, so you need to find your own programme. But don't give up - if you have difficulties raising the money at home, you are welcome to apply for a place in our scholarship programme, the Gaia Course (read more below).

Cutting the grass with the tractor

Cutting the grass with the tractor

Christmas is here

Christmas is here

Painting the bathrooms

Painting the bathrooms

The costs of the programme

The enrollment fee is £ 350.


For the 5 months programme, the couse fees are £ 3,600.
For the 12 months programme, the course fees are £ 3,200.
For the 21 months programme, the course fees are £ 4,800.


The course fees for the 12 and 21 months programmes cover part of the costs for food, accommodation, educational expenses and pocket money, and they are paid at the start of the programme.
The remaining costs are covered with money that you raise together with your team during the programme. In the 5 months programme there is no time for raising funds during the programme so the course fees cover the entire budget.
During the 6 months service period, Humana People to People covers the costs for your food and pocket money, and arranges the accommodation for you and your Trio, normally at the project. The Climate Activists has almost the same conditions, only difference is that the project does not cover their pocket money.

The Gaia Scholarship Programme

The Gaia scholarship programme is for you who have “a big heart and a small purse”. Here you can apply to raise a scholarship to cover the course fees, including your food and accommodation during the period. The Gaia team is based at CICD and has a programme consisting of practical tasks - mostly in connection with our clothes and shoes recycling project - and studies of environmental subjects.