STEP stands for ‘Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnerships’. The STEP travel grants
funding programme has been initiated and managed by the European Cultural
Foundation (ECF), with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo (CdSP).
STEP travel grants support creative and critical individual cultural workers who are
travelling across Europe and neighbouring countries, to help foster a society with
greater solidarity, equality and a stronger sense of social justice.
We support culturally active and engaged individuals for international return travels
within Europe or to/from its neighbouring countries to a partner organisation for a
professional cultural collaboration that serves a wider community.