Before you apply

From funding deadlines to eligibility criteria, this section provides information to consider before you make an application, including European Commission requirements such as accreditation and how to register your organisation online.

Points to check before applying for funding

There are a number of different requirements to fulfil before you can apply, depending on the sector and how your organisation is structured. You should also carefully check all the funding deadlines and refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide to ensure you understand the funding rules and eligibility criteria for your chosen activity. We also recommend referring to who can take part in Erasmus+. 

As a general rule, it is not possible to apply for funding as an individual. Individuals wishing to get involved in the programme should speak to their organisation, school, college etc. However, opportunities do exist for informal groups of young people to apply for specific types of youth projects under Key Action 1 youth mobility and Key Action 2 youth Strategic Partnerships. For further details regarding who is eligible to apply for Erasmus+ funding please refer the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and the UK National Agency’s Guidance Documents applicable to the sector and Key Action you are applying for.

Higher Education Institutions must hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, and youth organisations need to check they meet the accreditation requirements. Vocational education and training (VET) organisations have the option to apply for a VET Charter, although this is not compulsory.

Whatever your sector, you will need to ensure your organisation is registered on the European Commission's EU Login and has obtained a Participant Identification Code (PIC).

After you have completed the required registration and accreditation actions, and consulted the relevant pages of the Programme Guide, there is information to help you with next steps on the apply for funding page.