The Turing Scheme, the UK Government’s replacement for the Erasmus+ programme, has opened its registration process for Schools, Colleges and Universities.

The opening of registrations for the 2022-23 academic year, enables institutions to begin planning their applications to secure funding for students, learners and pupils, including those from disadvantaged and non-traditional backgrounds, to embark on a life-changing student exchange trip.

Following initial registration, institutions will be kept up-to-date with the latest developments and join informative webinars in preparation for the application process.

The funding application submission window starts 31 March and ends on 29 April.

The Department for Education (DfE) has reconfirmed that grant rates will be the same level as the first year and that additional support will also remain in place for applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds. This will enable them to fund the costs of travel, passports and visas.

Capita was appointed to promote and administer the scheme by the DfE in December 2021. Administration of the scheme has moved from the previous provider’s platform to the Capita-developed digital grants management platform GrantIS.

Capita will utilise its significant digital grants management, complex programmes and education expertise to deliver grants to tens of thousands of learners each year.

Costi Karayannis, Managing Director and Client Partner for Education and Learning at Capita, said: “The opening of registrations is a key milestone in the application process for the 2022-2023 Turing Scheme. We are delighted to be working with the Department for Education and our education partners to help students from all backgrounds access global work and education opportunities.”

Capita is also offering webinars post-registration, where applicants can find out more about the application process.

We’re here to help!

We understand that the application is a timely and thorough process for schools, so we are delighted to be once again supporting a small, limited number of schools with their Turing Scheme applications, in addition to sourcing and establishing a partner school, and organising an immersive and transformational itinerary for students.

During the first round of funding, our six schools that applied for Turing Scheme funding with our support were successful and are in the process of organising their trips to visit their sister schools.

Find out more about our funded support service here and enquire today!

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