Apply for funding

Applying for funding can support you to run activities with your partner school.

Numerous funding opportunities are available to support schools on their international journeys. The opportunities displayed on this page are primarily available for schools in the UK. 

If you are with a school outside the UK, you can find information about funding opportunities on your British Council country website.

Connecting Classrooms Professional Partnership visit grants

Connecting Classrooms funds teachers and school leaders who have completed core skills training to visit colleagues at a partner school in another country and develop effective practice for teaching core skills together. Successful applicants get support with every stage of their international journey.

Erasmus+ placements for school staff

Erasmus+ Key Action 1 funding enables school staff to visit partner schools in Europe to engage in study courses, job shadowing and observation, training, and teaching placements. All activities form part of a transnational mobility project that provides exciting opportunities to explore fresh approaches to education.

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for schools

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 funds strategic partnerships between schools in Europe to foster innovation, effective practice and knowledge exchange. Schools in the UK can apply to lead or join a schools-only project, focusing on a range of important issues in education.

Fund a French exchange trip

If you already have a partner school in France, you can apply for a £5,000 grant to undertake reciprocal student visits and extended project work.

Fund a German exchange trip

If you have a partner school in Germany, or would like to start working with one, you can apply for UK-German Connection grants to support a range of joint activities, partnership visits and collaborative projects.

Partner through eTwinning

Connect with schools in more than 40 European countries to collaborate online.