Differences between American and British English: program
In the U.S., program often means a group of related services or projects organized by a government or a nongovernmental organization: the Food Stamp Program. It can also mean a plan of activities organized by an educational institution: ♦ the Asian Studies program. In the U.K., a programme is a set of plans to develop or improve something, that might be organized by a corporation, a university, or another large organization. If it is arranged by the government, British speakers might call it a scheme: ♦ the new government grant scheme.