Call for Proposals: Innovative Strategies and Approaches to Improve Employment Opportunities through VET

Deadline: 15 February 2019

British Council and VET Toolbox have launched an EU-funded call for proposals to fund innovative and inclusive initiatives that improve employment opportunities in the formal and informal labour market for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups through vocational education and training.

Activities they fund shall be innovative, entail an upscaling potential, be cost-effective, sustainable and show local ownership.

Funding Information

Minimum EUR 250,000 and maximum EUR 400,000 to be spent over 18-24 months.

How do they define disadvantaged and vulnerable groups?

  • Disadvantaged group: unfavourable circumstances, especially with regards to employment opportunities.
  • Vulnerable group: exposed to the risk of being in unfavourable circumstances, especially in terms of employment opportunities.

Especially women, migrants and internally displaced people, people living in rural and remote areas, people with disabilities and the poorest quintile.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The lead applicant must be a non-state actor and non-profit making actor.
  • The co-applicant(s) can be for-profit institutions (grant must not raise profits) and/or public-sector institutions, authorities and organisations.
  • The lead applicant must act with at least one co-applicant(s). One of them must be legally established and registered in the country where action takes place.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit

  • joan says:

    I woujld like to apply for a grant to educate youth on dangers of early marriages and unplanned pregnancies in my community in Metu County.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi joan,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Keziah Gakahu says:

    We are a non profit making private university. We enroll students at certificate, diploma and degree level mostly from very humble backgrounds. We offer them 50% scholarship and the 50% goes to operation costs and students’ activities. However every semester we have about 30% of students not sitting for exams because of fee balance. Kindly let me know if we can submit our porposal.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Keziah Gakahu,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Kevin Wamuge says:

    I would like to apply for grants to empower people living with special needs (the disabled).

    • Reena says:

      Hi Kevin Wamuge,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Pius says:

    Here in Nigeria, the so called giant of Africa, educational structures seems to be a thing for the majority rather. In my community precisely, we have got a lot of wasted talents raging from lack of formal and informal educational opportunities. Those are the basics if I’m empowered I could achieve greater goals

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