Explanation on excursions & school trips

Since 2011, Leistungen für Bildung und Teilhabe (benefits for education and participation) have been taken into consideration for children, teenagers and young adults in addition to their regular monthly requirements. This includes covering the expenses for one-day and several-day excursions with the nursery school or the school (e.g. school trips).

  • Who is eligible for these benefits?

    Nursery school children,

    School pupils,

    • who attend a general or vocational school,
    • who do not receive any training allowance,
    • who are younger than 25 years old,
    • who receive benefits in accordance with Book II of the Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB II), Book XII of the Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB XII) – German
      Social Insurance Code, the Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (AsylbLG – Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act), housing benefit (Wohngeld) or
      child benefit (Kinderzuschlag).
  • Which expenses can be covered?

    Expenses are being covered

    • for all one-day school and nursery school excursions which take place within the approval period,
    • for several-day trips from the school – within the scope of the education provisions – and similarly for trips with the nursery
      school (Kiga), but not for trips from the crèche (Hort).
  • How does it work?

    One-day excursions

    If a one-day trip/ field trip is planned, then you will receive a letter from the school or the nursery school. This letter states destination
    and the date of the trip, and also the amount that you have to pay for your child to participate in the trip.

    You can apply to Pro Arbeit for the costs to be paid for this trip. To do this, simply take the MACH MIT : : Ausflüge & Klassenfahrten
    (Excursions & school trips) : :
    form from the “Komm – Mach mit” checkbook, complete the front page of the application, enclose the
    parents’ letter and send everything to Pro Arbeit. Your Administrator will check the application and transfer the money onto your
    account if it is approved.

    Several-day trips

    If your child wishes to take part in a several-day trip with overnight stay(s) with their class or nursery school, then travel and accommodation
    costs will arise. The application for the cost of these expenses to be taken over must be submitted in due time prior to the
    beginning of the trip. To do this, simply take the MACH MIT : : Ausflüge & Klassenfahrten (Excursions & school trips) : : form from the
    “Komm – Mach mit” checkbook, and complete the first page of the application. Ask the school or nursery school to fill out the reverse
    side of the application. Send the completed form to Pro Arbeit.


    Your Administrator will check the application and, if it is approved, will transfer the money directly onto the stated school, class,
    teacher account etc.

  • Which costs cannot be paid?
    • Pocket money for additional expenses during the excursion.
    • Costs for utility objects (e.g. for a travel bag or bathing clothes) - even if these are stated on the packing list.

Guidelines for completion of the applications KOMM – MACH MIT
You may claim the costs from the beginning of the month in which the application is submitted. Applications can be made for children, teenagers and young adults if they are under 25 years, attend school and do not receive training payment. Applications can also be submitted for children if they go to nursery school. Please find more details on the application forms.

Important guidelines on data protection
Your data will be processed in accordance with the legal regulations (§§ 60 to 65 Book I of the Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB I - German Social Insurance Code) and the § 67 a, b, c Book X of the Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB X). Your data will be kept confidential (social secrecy principle).