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Erasmus Funding 2019 Applications Seminar

Erasmus+ EU funding is continuing to provide registered UK early childhood settings and schools with valuable opportunities to be ambitious with your pedagogical development visions and plans.

Yes, the application process is complex, but provides a highly valuable context and opportunity for professional enhancement and exchange through Key Action 1.
Participants in past study weeks in Reggio, in our Skylight 2017 group have benefitted from this financial enablement, and notably Medeley Nursery School have undertaken international projects under the Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships scheme.

The Erasmus+ funding window is imminent, and is relatively brief (October 2018 – Feb 2019.) We have been advised by The British Council, who manage UK applications “eligibility to apply for Erasmus+ funds during this period will remain unchanged for the duration of projects under the current programme. On this basis, the UK Government encourages UK organisations to continue to bid for Erasmus+ funding. You can find more information about this at  . Our Erasmus+ deadlines for 2019 have not yet been released. We expect these deadlines to be released in late October. If you have not already, we would advise signing up to the Erasmus+ newsletter, which will inform recipients when the new deadlines are announced. You can subscribe to this newsletter at

Application Process Surgery
In order to help people prepare successfully for applications, we are offering a free online advice surgery for Sightlines Initiative Members. (If you are not a member you can pay a one-off £30  to join the event, or alternatively: join the network first!

It will be led by Louise Lowings, Headteacher of Madeley Nursery School. Over the years, Madeley have been granted £10s of thousands from Erasmus+, which has transformed their cpd experiences.

We will be supporting people in their applications for the strands of’ Staff Training’ and ‘Strategic Partnerships.’

You will need to be prepared, prior to the online seminar: the seminar is to give guidance on the process, not a ‘complete intro to Erasmus.’
1. Read the available Erasmus+ application documentation from 2018. See: and in particular the sections ‘More steps to take before you apply’ and ‘Key Documents.’
2. If you haven’t previously done so, register your organisation’s identity with them (this takes time in itself.) See ‘More steps to take before you apply.’
3. Subscribe to their newsletter (see above.)

Once you have registered for the seminar, and read the currently available Erasmus+ documentation, we welcome your process questions in advance of the seminar.

Dates, Details & Booking

Date Wednesday 7th November 2018
Price £30
Please Note: Free for Network Members
Times 4 - 5pm

We are no longer accepting registration for this event