This is a closed call. The deadline for applications has passed.

Deadline for applications

14 June 2023, 11.00 am CEST

Please note that this is the second TMT call of 2023, the previous call for both TMT and TMT+ closed on 14 April 2023, 16.00 am CET.

Available funding

The available funding for this deadline is € 2,5 million. The maximum subsidy is € 75,000 per Tailor-Made Training.

Timeframe of implementation

A Tailor-Made Training has a maximum duration of 12 months. For this call all projects will start earliest in September 2023 and must end before or on August 31 2024. Budget-neutral extensions are not possible.

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.

Participating countries

The requesting organisation must be located in one of the actively participating countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme:

Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Due to current circumstances, Sudan and Uganda will not be part of the TMT application rounds in 2023.

Themes and focus areas

There are priority themes and focus areas for each country. Proposals need to focus on these themes and areas to be eligible for funding. Before writing your proposal, please check the themes applicapble to your country:

Country Focus document Orange Knowledge Programme (269.89 kB)

Besides focus themes, please take into account the following recommendations:

  • Project proposals showing to be complementary to what has been developed in a specific country during the entire OKP period, are preferred.
  • When assessing and selecting proposals, a good balance is taken into account regarding the distribution over priority areas as indicated per country in the Country Focus document.
  • Applications for a training in which different local consortium partners collaborate, building on what has been achieved within OKP so far, are looked at favourably.

Who can submit a proposal?

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.

  • OKP partner country organisation: (a) requesting organisation(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). Please note that (Parts of) International (Non) Governmental Organisations, or private companies with more than 250 employees, are not eligible as requesting organisation.
  • Dutch organisation: institutions for secondary or higher vocational or academic education or other types of organisations that provide training courses

Mandatory co-funding

The Orange Knowledge Programme is a co-funding programme. This means that a contribution (a percentage of the total costs involved) from the requesting organisation in the OKP country is compulsory for Lower Middle-Income Countries and Upper Middle-Income Countries (DAC list of ODA recipients). Consult the Country Focus Document (269.89 kB)of the Orange Knowledge Programme to see which country falls in which ODA Country Category.

  • Co-funding may involve public, private and/or own funds. If co-funding is required, at least 50% of the required co-funding must come from local funding in the partner country. If co-funding is not required, partners are still encouraged to include co-funding. Integration of co-funding in the breakdown of budgets will be one of the assessment criteria in the selection of applications.
  • Leniency measures concerning co-funding that were introduced due to the Covid-19 pandemic are not valid for this call. The required co-funding percentage as mentioned in the Country Focus Document is the definite minimum.

Submitting a proposal

Closing date for submission

14 June 2023, 11:00 am CEST.

Please send in your COCA before 22 May 2023.

Required documents

A proposal for Tailor-Made Training consists of 4 types of documents, 3 of which are to be prepared in the prescribed Nuffic formats: a joint proposal form, a budget form and a Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment 'COCA' (obligatory only for the Dutch providing organisation). Next to these, please add the CVs of all proposed experts to your proposal as well (there is no prescribed format for these).

'Delta' application tool

All TMT proposals have to be submitted via our online application 'Delta'. We have prepared a manual (384.94 kB) to guide you through the application process. For organisations applying for the first time, read this manual timely so that you can undertake the necessary steps described.

Before you apply, make sure that;

  1. You start your application in Delta well on time, applications after the deadline or received through email, will be marked as non-eligible. To be sure your browser supports Delta optimally, it is preferable to use Edge or Google Chrome. Safari is known for not supporting Delta well.
  2. The end date of your proposed training is not beyond 31 August 2024. Proposals with an end date beyond 31 August 2024 will immediately be marked as non-eligible. Please note that budget-neutral extensions won't be possible either.
  3. You align with the co-funding rules. Proposals that do not align with these rules will immediately be marked as non-eligible.

Once you have collected and completed all required documents, please submit your joint proposal. We advise you to not leave submitting your proposal to the day of the deadline. Please note: proposals sent by email will not be accepted by Nuffic.

Submit your proposal in Delta through this link


Assessment of the joint proposals for Tailor-Made Training will be done by Nuffic in consultation with the respective Dutch embassies and consulates.

Grant application assessment explanation (84.78 kB)

Selection results

A final selection of eligible proposals will be made based on the results of the assessment, taking into account that the aim is to grant at least one TMT for each participating partner country.

A minimum score (based on the assessment) is applied during the selection process and an even distribution of proposals between the countries within a certain category is aimed for. The results of this call are expected to be announced in September 2023.

For this round, the aim is to grant at least one TMT for each participating partner country. After that, countries which did not get a TMT or TMT+ granted in the March-calls, will get priority.

General conditions for group trainings

By submitting a proposal for Tailor-Made Training, the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions as stated in the Grant obligations and conditions for group training (341.42 kB).

For Francophone readers we have a french version of our grant obligatoins and conditions:

Obligations et conditions relatives aux subventions pour les formations de groupe (389.80 kB)

Questions & help

Q&A session
Feel free to join our online Q&A session on applying a proposal, this will take place on 9 May 2023.

Frequently asked questions
To help you further, we have complied a list of frequently asked questions regarding OKP-TMT, as well as the answers to the questions:

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal contact
You can contact us at or by calling +31 70 4260 260 (Nuffic Public Information Centre). Please note that in order to reply before the deadline of the call, we can only answer questions that arrive before Wednesday 7 June 2023. Technical issues related your submission in Delta can of course be reported until the submission deadline of 14 June 2023.