Call for joint proposals for Tailor-Made Training (TMT): Orange Knowledge Programme



Application Deadline

10/11/2021 11:00 am GMT+1:00

This is a Call for joint proposals between requesting organisations and their Dutch training providers in all active countries (including Bangladesh) of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP).

Bangladesh is one of the actively participating and category ‘A’ countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP).


All organisations working on proposals for Tailor-Made Training are requested to explicitly take into account the possible consequences of COVID-19 on the project implementation, in particular when answering questions 1.9, 2.1 and 2.4 of the joint proposal form. Specifically, please describe the strategies you have chosen to cope with the current and expected circumstances and how your approach achieves maximum results within this context.

Country priority themes and focus areas

Please note that there are priority themes and focus areas for each country. Proposals need to focus on those themes and areas to be eligible for funding.

Country Focus document Orange Knowledge Programme (184.4 kB)

For those countries where Security and the Rule of Law (SRoL) and/or Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are listed among the priority areas, we would like to encourage applicants specifically to submit applications focused on these themes.

What is Tailor-Made Training?

The Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-Made Training is meant to improve the overall functioning of an organisation sustainably by training a selected group of staff. Tailor-Made Training contributes to knowledge and skills development of staff, by specifically targeting their capacity needs. Tailor-Made Training can also be set up to train professionals who have a common training need, but who are not staff members of the same organisation. Tailor-Made Training must be conducted by a Dutch training provider.

An organisation from an Orange Knowledge Programme partner country and a Dutch training provider must jointly formulate a training proposal. The joint proposal must be submitted by a Dutch training provider, potentially on behalf of a providing consortium.

Submitting a proposal

Who can submit a proposal?

Dutch institutions for secondary or higher vocational or academic education or other types of organisations that provide training courses, together with (a) requesting organization(s) from an OKP partner country, such as education and training institutions, Government Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s).

Available funding

The available funding for this deadline is € 2 million. The maximum subsidy is € 75,000 per Tailor-Made Training.

For this round, the following budget division is aimed for:

  • full programme countries (A): 55%
  • compact plus programme countries (B): 45%


A Tailor-Made Training has a maximum duration of 12 months. Please note that the end date for implementation of the Orange Knowledge Programme is 31 March 2023. This means that the end date of your Tailor-Made Training proposal may not exceed this date.

Closing date for submission

10 November 2021, 11:00 am CET.

Application procedure

To learn more and submit your joint proposal, please click the button below:

Call for Joint Proposals for Tailor-Made Training (TMT) – OKP