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 https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/skills-employability/what-we-do/vet-toolbox-call-for-proposals

  • 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:

    Hello,
    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

  • Amos Mkubwa says:

    Hi..we have a self Help group that educates young youths on drugs and drug abuse HIV and talents..can we apply for a grant?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Amos Mkubwa,

      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!

  • Michael Agyin says:

    Pls goodevening. The name of my company is Kyeiwaah-Bah Electrical and engineering work, which is registered with the registrar general’s department in ghana, and we are into electrical installations and servicing and wholesale materials and we need an assistance from you. Thank you.

  • Funmilayo Faniyan says:

    A non-profit private organization; we are farmers encouraging people living with disabilities and typically developed individuals to invest in farming by providing them an acre of land to cultivate for three years. We attract capable youths to farming businesses such as feed milling, animal husbandry and agricultural processing endeavours. Major problem in the implementation of the project is acquisition of capital especially the start-up fund. Labour, in particular, has grown so expensive in the location where we operate. We are soliciting for grants to help provide leverage for our Mission. Our Foundation is located in a remote setting known as Mopa Village, Ikoyi Osun State.

  • Paul Koriang says:

    I would like to apply for funds to strengthen community participation in ensuring quality service delivery, accountability and prudent governance for inclusive economic development.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Paul Koriang,

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

      Good Luck!

  • Prince M Kromah says:

    Thanks chief for the call for proposal. I am glad and hope to apply on behalf of my local non- governmental organization called Humanitarian Initiative for Community Development (HICOD), have its offices in West Africa, Liberia. We have the requisite qualification, can we partner with government TVET school like the Youth- On The Job Training for possible job opportunities for the most marginalized youth in this area.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Prince M Kromah,

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

      Good Luck!

  • Rose Kitheka says:

    Lutheran World Federation(LWF) is one of the NGOs working in Dadaab,mandated by UNHCR to carry out of the following services to the Refugees –
    Livelihood Support to the general Population,LGBTI,Elderly,people living with Disabilities and school going children,
    We would wish to reach more Refugees and even the Host Communities living around the Dadaab Refugee Camp but due to limited fund we are not able to do so.
    Kindly let us know if you can support refugees from Dadaab-Kenya.

    • Reena says:

      Hi Rose Kitheka,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

  • Abubakar Salifu Adjei says:

    Please a from Ghana am l eligible to apply

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Abubakar Salifu Adjei,

      To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • nana akomea sakyi says:

    i want to apply for funding to train venerable you. what should i do to get funding to help those who are in need

    • Reena says:

      Hi,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • John wabwire says:

    Do you take applicable from.Kenya , especially Budalangi

    • Reena says:

      Hi John wabwire,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Joe says:

    Hi, I can’t find the link to the application criteria or forms.

  • James says:

    Can we apply as a stand alone orgamisation?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi James,

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

      Good Luck!

  • Luke says:

    Hello .I would like to apply for grant to empower and upgrade living standards of disadvantaged people ,building conducive learning institution (primary schools & secondary schools) in some areas through a company using recycling materials that are locally available.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Luke,

      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!

  • Abdul Rehman says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I want to apply from Pakistan please confirm that Can I apply for this.
    We are working here for poor and disable women and skilled them with Stitching,Embroidery and Beautician. We have skilled 200 plus women.

    • Komal says:

      Hi Abdul Rehman,

      Yes, Pakistan is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Oluwatunmise Olupona says:

    Hello,
    I am Oluwatunmise, a representative of Premier Consult, Nigeria. I am writing to inquire if children literacy, back to school and financial aid for education is welcomed

  • blessing says:

    I have so much concern and passion for the abandoned single mothers, their child(dren), ophans and widows who are struggling to survice here in my society and i need finacial assistance to carry out this duty. How do i go about it please? Thank you

    • Reena says:

      Hi blessing,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Thank you!

  • Rev. Vicar Maddo Onyango says:

    We are a Church organization with devotees, destitutes, orphans, widows and the sick (mentally and physically chalkenged). We would like funds for education, health, food and daily up keep for the above. How do I go about this? Asking on behalf of the development committee as the secretary general.
    Thanks.

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi,

      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!

  • SOLOMON says:

    HELLO,
    VOLUNTEER ARTISANS NETWORK (VAN) is a NGO base in Nigeria, basically with the aim of harmonizing the potentials of artisans for a better society,through vocational training,collective research for better productivity and provision of working implements.Can we apply for this opening.
    Thanks

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi SOLOMON,

      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!

  • Alhassan Kausar says:

    Alkatech educated NGO Ghana
    Hi
    I will like to gain support to enhance ict studies in the northern part of Ghana

  • olaleye kunle francis says:

    Am humbly for writing to this platform.
    This is Fran square nig ltd
    We are duely register with CAC abuja Nigeria.
    We are creating an ICT center to enable all artistan or technicians to have access to the use of computer to move their business to new level and contribute our quoter to the economy,we need sponsorship.
    We hope to here from the organization soon.

    • Reena says:

      Hello,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Unfortunately, we do not provide sponsorship at this point of time. We are a social enterprise that helps NGOs around the world by providing fundraising information and resource guides.

      Please check out the many resources available on our site: https://www2.fundsforngos.org/

      Good Luck!

  • olaleye kunle francis says:

    Hi

  • Adamu Saadatu says:

    I will pls like to apply for a grant on human capital development and psychological mind reformation on stigmatization against counseling and mental health.

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