Dakchyata Grant Programme: Improving Relevance, Quality and Sustainability of Training Provision in Nepal

Deadline: 6 December 2017

The Dakchyata: TVET Practical Partnership is seeking concept notes for its grant programme with an aim to improve relevance, quality and sustainability of training provision in the TVET sector by piloting innovative Public-Private Partnership (PPP) models.

The Dakchyata grant fund has been designed to support the establishment of innovative public private partnerships in Nepal in TVET. Funding will be available for projects at national and regional levels, across our three target sectors: Agriculture, Construction and Tourism.


  • Improve the access to and quality of TVET service provision
  • Promote linkages between labour market demand and supply
  • Pilot innovative PPP models and recommend scale-up of relevant TVET provision

Grant Information

  • Minimum: 500,000 EUR
  • Maximum: 1,000,000 EUR
  • Project timeline of 18 – 24 months


Activities funded under the Dakchyata grants programme can take place any anywhere in Nepal.

Target Groups

The target groups for grant funded activities must consist of those that have no or limited access to training systems (formal, non-formal or informal), including school drop outs, unemployed, minorities, marginalized/deprived groups such as women, youth, disabled, IDP communities. Existing workforce who lack relevant skills, qualification or want skills training for career progression are also included in the target group.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for the grants programme, applicants must be registered under the laws of the Government of Nepal for at least two years; or the country of origin with approval to work in Nepal; and must be in compliance with all GON applicable civil and fiscal regulations.
  • Organization registration document and latest tax clearance certificates will be requested from applicants for verification.
  • Dakchyata will engage with a wide-range of public and private organizations for the grants programme. Potential grantees may include:
    • Private enterprises (e.g. training providers, enterprises, micro business owners, companies, etc.)
    • Associations (employer association, professional associations, etc.)
    • Federation (chambers, confederations, etc.)
    • Cooperatives
    • Community based organisations
    • Non-government organisations
    • Networks of private TVET service providers
  • The applicant should also be able to demonstrate that they have experience of carrying out activities of the kind proposed for the grant or be able to demonstrate their ability to conduct such activities through networks and partnerships.
  • Working in partnership and in particular multi-actor partnerships are encouraged where these prove more effective in promoting increased participation and scalability.
  • Partnership between national and international organizations is also determined to be eligible given the Nepali organization is the prime grant recipient/ lead.
  • Clear outline and demarcation of roles and responsibilities is mandatory for the partnership grantee which has to be certified by all entities through formal written documents. The partners must also satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable as the prime grant applicant.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their concept notes via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Nepal

For more information, please visit Dakchyata Grant.

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