Apply for adult education partnership funding

UK adult education organisations can apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving adult education provision.

This part of Key Action 2 is managed by Ecorys UK as part of the UK National Agency.

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Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education (Key Action 204)

Strategic Partnerships in adult education can last between 12 and 36 months and are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. Strategic Partnerships in adult education must focus on activities designed to improve adult education provision across the participating countries.

Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education (Key Action 227)

Additional Erasmus+ funding is available for organisations to apply for the new call that focuses on Partnerships for Creativity. These projects aim to develop skills and competences and nurture talent to support creativity, in non-formal and formal education and reinforce cross-sectoral cooperation. 

Examples of activities for ‘Partnerships for Creativity’ include:

  • activities linked to reinforce all aspects of creativity in non-formal and formal education, by enhancing the development of skills and competences; 
  • activities to nurture talents and foster entrepreneurship (including social entrepreneurship) in cultural and creative domains; and
  • learning tools and resources, materials, courses and training modules to foster creativity, culture and multiculturalism.

How many partners are needed?

Strategic Partnerships in adult education must include a minimum of three partners from three different programme countries, including the applicant organisation. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved in a Strategic Partnership if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.

There is no maximum number of partners but the budget for management costs is capped and equivalent to ten partners. The number of partners and funding will vary depending on the project’s aims and activities. Strategic Partnerships can receive a maximum of 150,000 euros in funding per year.

Who can apply?

Any UK adult education organisation can participate in a Strategic Partnership, either as the lead or as a partner. One organisation must lead the project and make the application for funding. UK organisations leading a project must apply to the UK National Agency on behalf of the partnership.

How to apply

In 2020, there were two application deadlines for Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education funding (KA204 and KA227) which have now passed.

The KA204 guide for applicants (776 KB) and the KA227 guide for applicants (776 KB) are available for reference purposes only.

Read our webpage for the latest information on Erasmus+ and the EU transition period.

Who should I contact?

The Ecorys UK helpline is now closed, please send any queries via email