Eligible schools and authorities

Who can apply?

Erasmus+ schools funding is open to UK schools and colleges providing general, vocational or technical education to pupils aged 3 – 18 years. To apply, your school or organisation must fall into one of the groups below:

Schools and colleges

Your school or college must be listed on the relevant UK education department database and have a URN/SEED/DE identification number. These databases can be found at:

If your school or college does not appear in the relevant national lists, please contact us to confirm eligibility.

Local/regional authorities

Local or regional authorities with school education responsibilities are eligible to apply for funding. In the case of partnerships with local authorities in other countries, the local or regional authority must coordinate the project within the UK. Eligible institutions include:

Consortium Coordinators

For school staff mobility funding (Key Action 1), local and regional school authorities, school coordination bodies or even individual schools working on behalf of a cluster can act as consortium coordinators and make a funding application. 

A school coordination body is responsible for the management, budgeting and reporting related to the Erasmus+ project application. The body must have a clear organisational link to the schools involved in the consortium partnership. This could include:

  • Local authorities and councils with a role in school education
  • Academy trusts
  • Local authority consortia
  • Northern Ireland Education Authority Regions
  • General Teaching Councils
  • School federations
  • Teaching school networks
  • Teacher training faculties of universities

This list is not exhaustive. To find out if your organisation is eligible to act as a consortium coordinator, please email the UK National Agency.

Next steps

To find out more, take a look at our Erasmus+ schools funding page.

Finding international partner schools

On the eTwinning and the School Education Gateway websites, you can connect with international schools and colleges for Erasmus+ projects.

You can also find thousands of training courses across Europe, covering topics such as School leadership, Inclusive teaching, Mental health, Digital learning, Languages, STEM, Supporting migrant and refugee children and much more.

Who should I contact?

If you have any questions about this activity, please contact the British Council by email or telephone on 0161 957 7755.