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

Deadline: 21 March 2019 – Joint proposals between Dutch training providers and requesting organisations in all countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme


Tailor-Made Training (TMT) - Orange Knowledge Programme


The requesting group must be located in one of the participating countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme.

Country priority theme & focus areas

Please note that there are priority themes and focus areas for each country. Only proposals in those themes and areas will be eligible for funding. Please check the country focus document below:

Country Focus Document Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (224.6 kB)


The Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-Made Training is meant to improve the overall functioning by training a selected group of staff. A Tailor-Made Training can solve knowledge and skills challenges of a group of staff, by specifically targeting its capacity needs. A tailor-made training course must be carried out by a Dutch training provider.

A group in one of the Orange Knowledge Programme countries that has identified a training need for its staff, needs to approach a Dutch training provider directly. The two organisations then need to put together a joint proposal for the training and submit this to us.

Who can submit proposals?

Dutch institutions for secondary or higher vocational or academic education or other types of organisations that provide training courses, together with requesting organisations, such as education and training institutions, GOs, NGOs, SMEs in the specific country.

Available funding

The total available funding for this call is € 3 million. The maximum subsidy per tailor-made training is € 75,000.

Co-funding for some countries

The Orange Knowledge Programme is a co-funding programme. This means that a contribution - a percentage of total costs involved - from the requesting organisation in the Orange Knowledge country is compulsory for Lower Middle-Income Countries and Upper Middle-Income Countries (DAC list of ODA recipients).

Please consult the Country Focus Document above for details.

Closing date for submission

21 March 2019, 16:00 CET

Preparation process

For your proposal please prepare 3 documents in the prescribed formats below: a joint proposal, a budget form and a Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment (COCA; only for the Dutch provider). Please also add the CVs of all proposed resource persons (there is no prescribed format for this).

Tailor-Made Training Joint Proposal Form Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (88.6 kB)

Budget Form group training Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (42.9 kB)

Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment (COCA) group training Orange Knowledge‌ (124.1 kB)

Submit proposal

All TMT proposals have to be submitted through our web application Delta. We have prepared a user manual to guide you through the application process:

TMT - Delta User Manual – Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (206.3 kB)

If you have prepared all the information required for your application, please submit your joint proposal:

Submit your proposal


We will assess the joint proposals in consultation with the Dutch embassies and consulates in the specific country.

General conditions for group trainings

By participating in the TMT programme, a Dutch training provider agrees with the terms and conditions stated in the general conditions:

Grant obligations and conditions group training Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (314.1 kB)


If you have any questions, please contact us via email at or by telephone at +31 70 426 02 60 (Nuffic Public Information Centre).

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