Eligible schools and authorities

Who can apply?

Erasmus+ Schools funding is open to schools and colleges across the UK 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 on the above lists, please contact us to confirm eligibility.

Local/regional authorities

Local or regional authorities with a role in school education 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 are as follows:

Consortium Coordinators

For School staff mobility funding (Key Action 1), local and regional school authorities and school coordination bodies can act as consortium coordinators and apply on behalf of a number of schools. A school coordination body is an organisation that has a clear organisational link to the running or management of those 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 contact us.

The school coordinating body is responsible for the management, budgeting and reporting related to the Erasmus+ project application.

Find out more about Erasmus+ Schools funding.

Who should I contact?

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